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Woman gets probation for neglect of disabled daughter

August 2, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman has been given a year of probation for the neglect of her intellectually disabled adult daughter.

The Quad-City Times reports that Kimberly Williams was sentenced earlier this week. She’d pleaded guilty on June 12 to recklessly committing dependent adult abuse resulting in physical injury. She denied in the plea document allegations that her daughter had been locked in a bedroom for 11 months.

Williams’ husband, Eugene Harris, was convicted of neglect of a dependent person and sentenced in November to 10 years in prison.

Authorities say officers sent to the home May 22 last year to check a report about a domestic disturbance were led by Harris to a bedroom locked from the outside. That’s where they found Williams’ daughter. Nearby were soiled adult diapers, a mattress on the floor and a few other items.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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