LEE COUNTY, Fla.- One Southwest Florida mother trusted her child with a woman accused in a horrific case of child abuse.
Anita Pirali said 24-year-old Binish Evans came highly recommended.
"She seemed to be a nice person and when I hired her, I talked to her, I mean it was all positive," said Pirali.
She hired Evans in 2006, to tutor her child while Evans lived in Houston. A teacher's assistant, Evans had worked with dozens of children before she went to the Pirali family.
"The way I've seen her, and the good things I've heard about her, it's a total shock," said Pirali.
Pirali said her daughter was 10 when Evans became her tutor. She said the two were so close, they all considered Evans a friend.
"She would buy stuff from her paycheck, her own money and then she would give her those little gifts to encourage her to study more and my daughter loved it," said Pirali.
Evans sits behind bars, accused of leaving 2-year-old Addisyn, alone in a hotel room, covered in her own urine and feces.
Detectives said Evans went out Monday night to meet a lover.
"Evans admitted that she left, alone and stated, has been difficult and irritable recently and does not have the desire to eat."
Police said the little girl had been abused for weeks.
Towards the end of the interview with detectives, Evans became irate and stated, "I have no soul, for the past six months I have felt nothing."
The girl's father said she is healing. She is currently in Galisano Children's Hospital.