Hot Springs woman sentenced to 10 years for abusing, zip-tying daughter to furniture

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas woman accused of abusing her 4-year-old daughter has been sentenced to prison.               

The Sentinel-Record reports 31-year-old Jennifer Diane Denen was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to domestic battery and endangering the welfare of a minor. Denen received 10-year and 15-year sentences, which she will serve concurrently.               

Denen's boyfriend, 48-year-old Clarence Eugene Reed, pleaded guilty to the same charges in March. He also was sentenced to prison. Both have remained in custody on a $100,000 bond.               

Police records show the couple was arrested in August after the Arkansas Department of Human Services and a child advocacy agency determined the girl had been abused, including being zip-tied to furniture.               

Prosecutors say custody of the girl and some of her siblings was granted to her biological father.               

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Information from: The Sentinel-Record, http://www.hotsr.com

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