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Plea Deal reached for father in child abuse case

LATEST: Sarah and Yenier Conde scheduled for prelim exam
Posted at 12:13 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 12:13:16-04

LANSING, Mich. — A Lansing man accused of abusing his five children will not have to go through a trial.

The Lansing State Journal reports Yenier Conde pleaded 'No contest' to two counts of second-degree child abuse in Ingham County Circuit Court.

In 2018, Yenier Conde and this then-wife Sarah were charged after police say they locked their children in a dark room that police have described as a dungeon.

The children ranged in age from six to 11 and investigators say they had no access to a toilet and did not have food or water in the room.

The alleged abuse happened over the span of several years.

Sarah Conde pleaded guilty to second-degree child abuse.

Yenier Conde faces up to 10 years in prison and as part of his plea deal prosecutors have agreed to drop more than a dozen charges against him. He will be sentenced July 28.

Sarah Conde is also scheduled to be sentenced in July.

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