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NEW INFORMATION: Dad gets 5 years in prison for starving girl

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
The girl told investigators in February 2012 she had spent most of the previous five years confined to the basement and was denied food. She said her stepmother beat her and her stepbrother sexually assaulted her.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- UPDATE: A judge has sentenced a Wisconsin father convicted of keeping his teenage daughter in the basement and starving her down to 68 pounds to 5 years in prison.

The girl told investigators in February 2012 she had spent most of the previous five years confined to the basement and was denied food. She said her stepmother beat her and her stepbrother sexually assaulted her.

A jury convicted the 42-year-old father of child abuse and other charges in November. A separate jury found him guilty of felony child neglect in March.

The Associated Press generally does not name potential victims of sexual assault and isn't naming anyone in the family to avoid identifying the girl.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) --A father convicted of locking his teenage daughter in the basement of their Wisconsin home and starving her faces sentencing.

The 42-year-old Madison father was convicted of child abuse and other charges in November. He was also found guilty of felony child neglect in March. At one point the teen weighed just 68 pounds.

He faces a maximum sentence of 28 years in prison when he's sentenced Wednesday afternoon in Dane County.

The girl's stepmother was sentenced in July to five years in prison for reckless endangerment and causing mental harm to a child. The girl's stepbrother is set to stand trial in February to face accusations that he sexually abused the teen.

The Associated Press isn't naming anyone in the family to avoid identifying the girl.


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