Mother sentenced after forcing daughter to wear diaper

4:35 PM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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ANOKA, Minn. - A Fridley mother was sentenced to 90 days in jail after her and her husband forced her 12-year-old daughter to wear a diaper outside.

Stephanie Ann Broten, 38, was sentenced in Anoka County District Court on charges of malicious punishment. The incident occurred on May 7.

Broten and Darnell Alan Landrum, 34, forced Broten's daughter to run outside wearing only a diaper and tank top after they shaved her head, according to prosecutors.

Broten and Landrum reportedly became upset because the girl had received a poor grade in school, according to the criminal complaint.

"This was a particularly cruel act which exceeded any sense of reasonable discipline," said Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo. "The justice system had to react strongly to this crime."

Broten was placed on probation for two years, ordered to pay a fine of $400 and ordered to cooperate with the child protection case plan.

Broten is not allowed to have contact with her daughter unless it is approved by Anoka County Social Services and is not permitted to allow Landrum to have contact with her daughter.

Landrum's sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 21.

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