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Woman convicted in Connecticut ‘Cinderella’ case

September 18, 2018

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman charged with mistreating her adopted daughter in a case that one lawyer compared to the fairy tale “Cinderella,” has been found guilty.

The Day reports that 40-year-old Lillian Mateo-Rolon, of Norwich, was convicted by a jury Monday of cruelty to persons and risk of injury to a minor.

The now 18-year-old victim testified that Mateo-Colon made her do the family’s chores, including the laundry, struck her with a spatula, broom stick and belt buckle, and withheld food. The family’s pastor says the girl often wore tattered clothing, while her parents’ biological children had new shoes and outfits.

Mateo-Rolon’s attorney called the victim, adopted as a toddler, a habitual liar who “presented herself as a Cinderella” when she was really Pinocchio.

Mateo-Rolon faces sentencing on Dec. 14.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

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