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Mom accused of abusing, imprisoning kids sentenced to prison

July 31, 2019
FILE--In this undated booking file photo released by the Ingham County Jail shows Sarah Conde. Conde, 29, is one of two Michigan parents accused of child abuse has been sentenced to 3-10 years in prison. The Lansing State Journal reports Conde learned her punishment Wednesday, July 31, 2019 after earlier pleading guilty to child abuse. She apologized, saying: "I do acknowledge that I did fail as a parent." The abuse was discovered in 2017 in Lansing.(Ingham County Jail via AP, File)
FILE--In this undated booking file photo released by the Ingham County Jail shows Sarah Conde. Conde, 29, is one of two Michigan parents accused of child abuse has been sentenced to 3-10 years in prison. The Lansing State Journal reports Conde learned her punishment Wednesday, July 31, 2019 after earlier pleading guilty to child abuse. She apologized, saying: "I do acknowledge that I did fail as a parent." The abuse was discovered in 2017 in Lansing.(Ingham County Jail via AP, File)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One of two Michigan parents accused of punishing their five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.

The Lansing State Journal reports that 29-year-old Sarah Conde was sentenced Wednesday after earlier pleading guilty to child abuse. Additional child abuse and unlawful imprisonment charges were dropped in a deal with prosecutors.

She apologized and acknowledged that she had failed as a parent.

Sarah and Yenier Conde were charged last year. The abuse allegedly occurred over several years and was discovered in 2017 in Lansing. They have lost custody of the children.

Thirty-three-year-old Yenier Conde pleaded no contest to child abuse during his trial. His sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 28.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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