Trending

Filed under: News | Other Stuff

 

Prison for Starving Girl: Dad Sentenced

A father is now facing five years of imprisonment following charges of child neglect and child abuse.

Jan 30 2014, 12:24am CST | by

1 Updates
Dad sentenced to five years in prison for starving girl
Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Prison for Starving Girl: Dad Sentenced

A 42-year old man in Wisconsin was sentenced to five years in prison for reportedly starving her daughter. Dane County Circuit Judge Julie Genovese announced the decision on Wednesday.

The man insisted that his daughter is suffering from severe emotional and psychological problems, adding that his job as a trucker kept him out of the house a lot, leaving him clueless about her daughter's condition.

"There was no master plan against my daughter. I was bailing water from a sinking boat with my bare hands," he pleaded.

But Judge Genovese ruled that he failed to accept responsibility for her daughter. "What I think you did was put your head in the sand. It's your job as a dad to see it and you didn't. Really, the buck stops with you," Genovese responded.

The father is convicted of the following felonies: child neglect, child abuse, reckless endangerment, and inflicting mental harm to a child. The identity of the father was kept a secret to protect the victim.

Apparently the girl ran away from her home  in February 2012. She told investigators that her father kept her in the basement for five years without food. Her stepmother, who is now in prison, reportedly beat her. Her stepbrother also abused her sexually.

"They made me feel like I was dehumanized a lot. It's all thanks to my stupid dad and stepmom for not giving me an education and keeping me locked up for most of my life and making me feel like I was in a scary spot in my life," she wrote to Judge Genovese.

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Google Glass available to everyone today (US only)
Google Glass available to everyone today (US only)
You can buy Google Glass only today if you are US resident.
 
 
Google Glass available to everyone today (US only)
Google Glass available to everyone today (US only)
You can buy Google Glass only today if you are US resident.
 
 
Redesigned Android stock icons revealed
Redesigned Android stock icons revealed
One might expect that Google is going to give the stock Android client interface a visual upgrade.
 
 
Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to manufacture
Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to manufacture
IHS reported a materials bill of the new Samsung phone.
 
 
 

The Hottest Photos of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013