Man gets 5 years in prison in disabled child neglect case

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)

An Omaha man accused of neglecting his disabled daughter until she was severely malnourished has been sentenced to five years in prison.

A 29-year-old man pleaded no contest to negligent child abuse and was sentenced on Thursday. The man and his 26-year-old wife were arrested in November 2014 after police were called to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center about a severely malnourished child. The man’s wife has pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse and is set to be sentenced next week.

Prosecutors say the child has been placed in foster care and is now healthy.