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Iowa Woman To Be Sentenced In Abandonment Case

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MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) Sentencing for a Rudd woman accused of abandoning assisted living center residents has been set for July after she pleaded guilty to several charges in the case.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports that 54-year-old Debra Jean Ihrig pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cerro Gordo County District Court to three counts: neglect or abandonment of a dependent person, wanton neglect of a dependent adult and third-degree theft.

In exchange for her plea, 13 other counts were dropped.

Authorities say Ihrig left 15 residents alone on April 5 at County Meadow Place Assisted Living. She was the only staff person on duty during those hours.

Her sentencing is set for July 7.