Couple Charged in Child Abuse Case

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Saturday, March 10 2007 Mar 10, 2007 Saturday, March 10, 2007 2:39:04 PM CST March 10, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Missouri couple is accused of abusing the husband's five-year-old daughter. Prosecutors say Peter Manyothwane and Dana McKinney would force the child to sleep alone in the basement on a cardboard box with no pillow or blanket. According to the allegations, the child also was made to eat alone next to a trash can filled with her own urine. The couple is charged with child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Both are felonies. Authorities said Manyothwane is an engineer with the Kansas City Water Services Department, and McKinney a doctor at Truman Medical Center. The five-year-old girl moved with her father and McKinney in October, after her mother's death from an unknown illness a month earlier. She and three other children were removed from the couple's home.

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