Mesa preschool worker accused of tying up child in blanket gets jail time

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PHOENIX -- A former Mesa preschool employee accused of tying a child up in a blanket has been sentenced to lifetime supervised probation and eight months in county jail.

In August, Lauren Miller pleaded guilty to three counts of child abuse.

She was arrested in October 2013.

Miller was accused of wrapping a 2-year-old girl in a blanket and tying the ends of the cloth so tightly that the toddler couldn't move.

The child did not require medical attention.

Another employee at Cholla Montessori Preschool took a photo of the child in the blanket.

According to court documents, Miller told police that she wrapped the toddler in the blanket because she wanted to stop the girl from bothering other kids.

The co-worker said Miller was fired from the preschool.

Miller will begin serving her jail time on Nov. 8.

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