Boynton woman accused of harboring and sheltering missing juveniles tells her side of the story

Verity claims missing juveniles wanted to use her

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A Boynton Beach woman is accused of harboring and sheltering two Broward County juveniles reported missing to law enforcement. 

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Police have not said how long the woman was with the two missing juveniles, but she's claimed it was only minutes. 

Danielly Verity, 40, hid the children in a bedroom in her townhouse on Piazza Pitti and provided them with alcohol, according to a Boynton Beach police report. On Friday, she told WPTV

Newschannel 5 that's not true, calling the juveniles, "hustlers."

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Human Trafficking Task Force received a tip Tuesday that two missing juveniles were in Boynton Beach. On Friday, the team said they did not find evidence of human trafficking. 

Verity invited our crew into the house numerous times in an effort to prove nothing illegal was happening. 

After the tip came in, Boynton Beach police responded to the house, and when police officers made their way up the stairs of the home where they believed the two children were in a third-floor bedroom, the report states.

When approaching, officers said Verity tried to block them from going inside. They said she continued to push and curse at them while they placed her in handcuffs.

Both children reportedly were found inside the bedroom.

Verity told officers she brought the children to her home, an officer wrote in the report. She said she knew they were missing juveniles, and they did not want to go home. 

The ages of the juveniles are unclear.

She said she was watching the news that morning and saw one child featured in a missing/endangered report but not the other. Investigators said Verity made no attempt to contact police or their family.

Both children reportedly were found inside the bedroom.
Verity told officers she brought the children to her home, an officer wrote in the report. She said she knew they were missing juveniles, and they did not want to go home.  On Friday, WPTV asked her about the charges of harboring minor runaways. 

"Yeah, without knowing. Without knowing," she said. 

The ages of the juveniles are unclear.. Verity said they were teenage girls, who she thought were 23 based on their clothing. 

She said she was watching the news that morning and saw one child featured in a missing/endangered report but not the other. Investigators said Verity made no attempt to contact police or their family.

Her explanation is they told her in the few minutes she claims she was with them. ""A minute before she showed me, a minute before the cops showed up, I was like Oh my god. I can't believe you put me through this. I even gave her some clothes because she had no clothes."

She said the juveniles were at her neighbor's house and she went there to grab a jacket before packing up to go out of town. Verity claimed that's when she met the two teen runaways and they asked to use her wi-fi. 

She’s facing charges of resisting arrest, contributing to the delinquency of minors and sheltering runaway minors.

PBSO said the two missing juveniles have been returned safely.  It's unclear where they are and how they are doing. 

Verity bonded out of jail on Thursday night. Boynton Beach police said they were called back out to the townhouse for a disturbance call involving an intoxicated woman trying to get her roommate to let her in the house. 

Verity appeared before a Palm Beach County judge Wednesday morning. Her attorney argued that she does not have a criminal past, aside from an open driving under the influence case.

“She may have just started, but she sure jumped in the deep end,” the judge said.

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