Thursday, March 03, 2016

Jail for man who duct-taped children to chairs and forced them to watch 'Mommie Dearest'

A man from Nebraska City who duct-taped two boys to chairs and forced them to watch the movie “Mommie Dearest” has been sentenced to three years in prison. Authorities said the mother of the boys, ages 4 and 6, wanted them to watch the movie to show them she wasn’t the world's meanest mom.

Mary K. Lucas' boyfriend, 30-year-old Glenn Oliver, was babysitting in August while she was working. He told police the boys weren't minding him, so he used duct tape to secure them to chairs while the movie played. An acquaintance stopped by, saw the boys and called police, according to court documents.

A picture she took with her phone showed them with their arms, legs and heads strapped and tape over their mouths. Police said the home was filthy, filled with trash and smelled strongly of animal feces and urine. Oliver pleaded guilty to two felony counts of intentional child abuse.

The Otoe County Attorney’s Office dropped two additional felony charges of false imprisonment. District Judge Jeffrey Funke sentenced him to three years behind bars with credit for 178 days served. He also ordered 18 months of supervised probation after Oliver is released. Lucas, 28, pleaded no contest last month to negligent child abuse. Her sentencing is set for April 12.

There's a short news video here.

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