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Parents of Abused Child Sentenced

Associated Press - November 11, 2015 6:54 am

The last of five defendants in the death of a Pittsburg State University student has been sentenced.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita couple has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after beating and abusing their adopted daughter.

Authorities say the girl had been starved and chained up in a windowless basement.

The  judge ordered the 68-month sentence after the girl testified in court Tuesday morning.

The girl was 14 years old when authorities placed her and three other children in police protective custody in March 2014.

The mother and father pleaded guilty in July to criminal charges, including three counts of child abuse, two counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated endangerment of a child and one count of criminal restraint. The father was also convicted of other charges.

The parents have not been named to protect the girl’s identity.

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Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle