- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper man charged with endangering his daughter who was kept locked inside the family’s garage for long periods of time has been sentenced to two years of probation.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/23KgRrz ) Joseph Shane was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to child endangerment.

Shane’s wife, Roberta, a former employee at Roosevelt High School, has also pleaded guilty in the case. She was sentenced to five years of probation last week.

Investigators say the girl was kept in the garage 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.

In court, Shane said giving up his daughter for adoption was the hardest choice he’s ever made.

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

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