Family Members Sentenced In Caging, Abuse Of Autistic Woman
Two Louisiana women have been sentenced to prison for violently abusing an autistic relative, keeping her in a backyard cage and forcing her to do chores in exchange for food and water.
A statement from FBI Special Agent Bryan Vorndran in New Orleans Thursday says Raylaine Knope was sentenced to 28 years, and her daughter, Bridget Lambert, was sentenced to four years. Both pleaded guilty to forced labor charges.
Prosecutors have said family members beat the victim, burned her and forced her to eat the cremated ashes of her late mother.