The Norman Transcript

March 1, 2013

Father ordered to jail after child neglect charge

Associated Press
The Associated Press

TULSA — A judge has revoked the suspended sentence of a Tulsa man charged with child neglect after police found his 22-month-old daughter locked in a metal dog cage — an allegation that violated his probation terms for a prior drug charge.

Prosecutors asked the judge Thursday to revoke the man’s two-year suspended sentence after his arrest on child neglect charges. The judge ordered the man serve two years in prison.

The father was sentenced in August 2012 — about three months before police found the girl locked in the crate and another child wandering around naked outside. Court records allege the father admitted taking drugs and drinking beer the day the children were found.

He’s pleaded not guilty.

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