A 31-year-old Northwest Missouri woman, blamed for punishing a youngster by keeping her in a confinement and starving her for quite a long time, has been convicted to 22 years in prison.
Jennifer Reed had faced 42 lawful offense charges for the situation until she admitted to two counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
A 52-year-old man, additionally entangled the situation, has been sentenced to 18 years in jail. Raymond Burks entered a comparable plea deal, getting somewhat instead of the maximum sentence.
Investigators state that Reed and Burks mistreated an 11-year-old girl in their care from July of 2017 through February of a year ago, binding her to a confine and withholding meals as a type of punishment.
A third defender in the case, Lonnie Johnson, will be sentenced in November.