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Plea deal in child abuse case where boy was chained to bed

2 years 6 months 1 week ago November 12, 2014 Nov 12, 2014 Wednesday, November 12 2014 November 12, 2014 6:58 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- A lawyer who represents a father accused of child abuse for chaining his son to a bed while he went to work cut a plea deal with prosecutors that means he won't serve prison time.

He pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of child abuse. He wasn't named to avoid identifying the child who is now in foster care.

The father's lawyer says the dad will wear an ankle monitor for four months and complete 80 hours of community service.

The lawyer says the father couldn't afford day care and the boy was not hurt by the heavy chain on his ankle and had access to food, water and a bathroom. 

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