Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Prosecutors say Fridley couple's "diaper duty" punishment humiliated girl, 12, in May 2012.
Anoka County prosecutors have filed charges against a Fridley couple who they say punished a 12-year-old girl by shaving her hair and making her wear a diaper and little else in public. The incident drew a crowd of 50 people in the 1600 block of 68th Avenue NE and lasted 30 minutes on the evening of May 7, 2012, Fridley police said. It's the third time it's happened, according to the criminal complaint filed Wednesday morning. Each adult faces one count of malicious punishment of a child and remain in the Anoka County jail. The girl is OK and and she and her three siblings are in foster care, according to Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud. Here is the charge each defendant faces and the statement of probable cause from the criminal complaint…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Police say 'concerned citizens' helped bring abusive parents to justice.
News of Tuesday's sentencing of the stepfather in the case of the "diaper duty" malicious punishment of a child was welcomed at the Fridley Police Department and the Anoka County Attorney's office. The defendant got 120 days in jail and two years probation under orders to have no contact with the child and to cooperate with the child-protection case plan. The victim's mother was sentenced separately in November after her guilty plea to the same charge. Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said by email: The Fridley Police department is pleased with the outcome of this case. We were able to provide some very much needed physical and emotional support to the victim in this case due to the generosity of concerned citizens who contacted us with …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Shaming over 'F' at school happened in front of Fridley neighbors—one of whom called police.
A judge on Tuesday sentenced the stepfather of a 12-year-old girl who he helped publicly shame with "diaper duty" to 120 days in jail, according to KARE-11. The incident happened on May 8, 2012. The girl's mother and stepfather shaved her head and forced her to wear a diaper outside in front of neighbors, according to the charges of malicious punishment of a child brought against both adults. According to KARE-11: In addition to the 120-day jail sentence, the judge imposed another 245 days behind bars that will remain stayed if Landrum completes his probation successfully. He must also perform 30 hours of community service, pay a $300 fine and complete two years probation. Read the full KARE-11 report here. Last month, the girl's mother …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The 12-year-old had received an 'F' at school. The judge called the public 'diaper duty' punishment an "assault on her dignity," the Star Tribune said.
A Fridley mother went directly to jail Wednesday after an Anoka County District Court judge sentenced her to three months for publicly humiliating her 12-year-old daughter last May, according to the Star Tribune. She will be on supervised probation for two years and will have to follow a child plan ordered by the court, the newspaper reported. The full sentence was one year in jail, but the judge stayed nine months of that sentence providing she complies with the terms of probation, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The mother, 38, pled guilty to malicious punishment of a child last month, as did her boyfriend, who will be sentenced next week, the Star Tribune said. The girl's father has provided foster care for the girl and her …
Monday, October 22, 2012
For shaving her 12-year-old daughter's hair and forcing her to wear a diaper and tank top in front of a crowd, Stephanie Ann Broten faces up to one year in prison and a fine of as much as $3,000.
Stephanie Ann Broten of Fridley pled guilty Monday to malicious "diaper duty" punishment of her 12-year-old daughter last May, WCCO-TV reported. Prosecutors said Broten, 38, and boyfriend Darnell Alan Landrum, 35, shaved the girl's head and made her wear a diaper and tank top in public because of an F on her report card. Police arrested them May 7 at the Rice Creek Townhomes in Fridley after a neighbor reported the incident, which lasted about 30 minutes. Guilty is not how Broten and Landrum acted that day. "It was a very strange thing," Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said later. The couple joked and laughed about the situation in the back of the squad car, Monsrud said—apparently not understanding that anything was wrong with the …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Petition follows charges that Fridley parents shaved 12-year-old girl's head and made her wear a diaper.