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Peoria woman changes her plea to guilty in child abuse case

September 13, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A Peoria woman accused of abusing her adopted daughters for years has changed her plea to guilty in the case.

Maricopa County Superior Court officials say Kimery Jorg pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse Wednesday.

She’s scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 12.

Jorg and her husband were arrested in June 2014 for allegedly imprisoning and abusing their two adopted daughters for up to five years.

Police say the girls were ages 11 and 13 at the time and were found severely malnourished.

They say the Jorgs forced the girls to sleep in a tent in the backyard naked or dressed only in a diaper and punished them with hour-long running sessions in the heat.

Johann Jorg was sentenced to 14 years in prison for child abuse in 2015.

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