Wisconsin Man Guilty of Some Charges for Starving Girl

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin man has been convicted on some charges accusing him of starving his daughter down to 68 pounds.

Jurors on Friday convicted the Madison man of reckless endangerment, intentional child abuse and causing mental harm to a child. He was acquitted on a charge of false imprisonment.

The case came to light in February 2012, when a motorist found the girl wandering the streets. The girl told investigators she had spent most of the past five years confined to the basement of her family's home.

The Associated Press isn't naming anyone in the family to avoid identifying the girl.

It was the father's second trial. A jury in March convicted him of felony child neglect but acquitted him of a misdemeanor count. That jury deadlocked on four other charges.

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