Des Moines Mom Pleads Guilty to Child Neglect
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman has pleaded guilty to three child neglect charges as her husband awaits trial on charges that he sexually abused three of their nine children.
The Des Moines Register says the woman pleaded guilty on Thursday. She faces up to 30 years in prison when she's sentenced on Oct. 25 in Polk County District Court.
Her husband is to stand trial in January on nine counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of child endangerment.
The investigation began last fall with a runaway case. The parents were arrested in April.
The Associated Press is not using the couple's names to protect the privacy of the children.
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