Woman Sentenced in Kansas City Child Abuse Case

2 years 7 months 1 week ago April 25, 2014 Apr 25, 2014 Friday, April 25 2014 Friday, April 25, 2014 4:49:00 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in locking a 9-year-old girl in a basement.

The woman previously pleaded guilty to child endangerment, felonious restraint and abuse or neglect of a child.

The Kansas City Star reported that she was sentenced Friday. The girl's father, who pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, is to be sentenced in June.

The Associated Press is withholding their names to protect the girl's identity.

The child told authorities the couple locked her in the basement as punishment for a school suspension. She said she was given little food or water and denied use of the bathroom. A Jackson County sheriff's detective testified Friday that the basement contained mold and was damp.

 

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