Dad accused of taking away device to help daughter breathe

Mark Sierra is charged with endangering a child

By Louis Lochte - News Producer
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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A father was arrested after police said he took a medical device away from his daughter that helps her breathe.

According to court documents, on May 24 Mark Anthony Sierra left his girlfriend and their two daughters stranded in Harris County.

Investigators say Sierra drove off with a device his 2-year-old daughter with special needs uses to help her breathe.

Without the device to drain fluid from her trachea tube to prevent suffocation, the girl could die, court documents state.

Sierra, 19, is charged with endangering a child. His bond was set at $150,000.

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