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Chad Chritton Trial: Wisconsin Man Who Starved Daughter Scheduled For Sentencing Wednesday

By Bianca Facchinei b.facchinei@hngn.com | Jan 29, 2014 11:35 AM EST

Chad Chritton
Chad Chritton, 42, will be sentenced on Wednesday for starving his teenage daughter. (Photo : Twitter)

A Wisconsin man convicted of starving his teenage daughter down to 68 pounds is scheduled for sentencing on Wednesday, the Journal Times reported.

Chad Chritton, 42, was charged with reckless endangerment, physical abuse, and causing mental harm to a child in November. A jury found him not guilty of false imprisonment.

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He faces up to 28 years in prison and $55,000 in fines when he is sentenced in Dane County.

According to authorities, Chritton locked his daughter up in the basement for years until she escaped two years ago. She was 15 years old at the time and extremely malnourished.

Last March, a second jury convicted him of child neglect but could not agree on other charges.

In addition, the girl's stepmother was sentenced to five years in prison in July for reckless endangerment and causing mental harm to a child, and her stepbrother will appear in court this February to face allegations of sexually abusing the girl.

Though the father's identity has been released, the names of the stepmother, stepbrother, and victim have not been published.

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