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Grandma gets 60 days for hogtying grandson



This news story was published on May 17, 2013.
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DUNCANSVILLE, Pa., May 16 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania woman was sentenced to at least 60 days in prison for using scarves to hogtie her 5-year-old grandson, officials said.

Evelyn Cecelia Himes, 49, of Duncansville, entered a no contest plea to charges of endangering the welfare and simple assault of her grandson, The Altoona (Pa.) Mirror reported.

The charges against Himes were filed after an investigation into an incident that happened inside her home on March 26, 2012.

Police on Monday showed President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva a picture of the child as he demonstrated how he was tied up by his grandmother — his arms were behind his back and his ankles were tied together.

Kopriva then sentenced Himes to 60 days to two years in prison, to begin on June 6.

“We do not treat children this way in our society. We just do not,” Kopriva said to Himes.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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