Phoenix man sentenced for daughter's imprisonment

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 14 at 4:52 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Phoenix man accused of locking his 14-year-old daughter in a bathroom for months has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
 
Maricopa County prosecutors say 33-year-old Scott Bass also was sentenced to lifetime probation Wednesday.
 
Bass and the girl's stepmother were arrested in February 2010 on charges of child abuse, kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment.
 
He entered a plea deal in the case.
 
Police say the malnourished girl was locked in a bathroom without running water for two months, beaten with metal rods, and forced to exercise until exhaustion because her father said she had stolen food and cheated on a home-school test.
 
The girl reportedly escaped from the bathroom through the attic and rode her bike to a coffee shop, where a worker called police.
 

 
 

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