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Cedar Park parent accused of locking children in closet for hours at a time

Aria Young is accused of locking up her two daughters in a closet for hours at a time, leaving them unable to communicate. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says Young is previously known as Jacob O'Donnell and now identifies as a woman. (Photos courtesy: Lone Star Fugitive Task Force)

U.S. Marshals need your help looking for a Cedar Park parent accused of injury to a child.

They say 31-year old Aria Young locked up her two young daughters in a closet for hours at a time, leaving them unable to communicate. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says Young is previously known as Jacob O'Donnell and now identifies as a woman.

This all started back in May of this year when police responded to a call for service at the apartment they were living in the 2000 block of South Lakeline Boulevard. Officers saw the two young children inside were dirty and living in horrible conditions. But they would soon learn they could not even talk, according to court documents.

"They barely came out for free time, or whatever you want to call it, but when the officers arrived, they were living in deplorable conditions. The kids were dirty, they had dirty diapers," said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Darren Sartin.

The girls are only 5- and 6-years old. When officers tried asking them questions they learned they could not even talk. "The kids can't even communicate verbally. They communicate with each other by making noises or sounds," Sartin said.

The children's biological mother told officers they did not have disabilities and did not go to school. The two young girls are now in protective custody as U.S. Marshals continue looking for their biological father.

If you know of Young's whereabouts, you're asked to call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.

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