- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper woman who kept her 10-year-old stepdaughter in the family’s garage will not serve any jail time under a plea deal.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday (https://goo.gl/MqOpkO ) that Roberta Shane, a former library worker at Roosevelt High School, pleaded guilty to two felony charges of child abuse and child neglect. She could spend one to five years on probation.

Investigators say that when the girl was kept in the garage, she was left a roll of toilet paper and told to use the backyard if she needed to go to the bathroom. A child psychologist also told authorities the girl showed signs of emotional abuse and hadn’t received enough food.

Shane adopted the girl after marrying Joseph Shane, the girl’s biological father, who pleaded guilty Sept. 2 to two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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