Fridley woman gets 3 months in jail for daughter’s ‘diaper duty’

Published 9:55 am Thursday, November 15, 2012

ANOKA — A Fridley woman has been sentenced to three months in jail for forcing her 12-year-old daughter to run outside in a diaper with her head shaved as punishment for a failing grade.

Anoka County Judge Barry Sullivan Wednesday called the May incident an “assault” on the girl’s dignity.

The girl’s mother was immediately taken to jail. The 38-year-old woman will be on supervised probation for two years after she completes her sentence.

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The judge also ordered that the mother’s boyfriend have no contact with the girl. The 34-year-old man pleaded guilty to gross misdemeanor aiding and abetting malicious punishment and to a misdemeanor domestic assault case from 2010 for repeatedly hitting his stepdaughter in the legs with a belt. He will be sentenced next week.