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Woman who hog-tied her toddler sentenced to 8 years in prison
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Grace An, 19, enters Hall County Magistrate Court Wednesday afternoon for her case involving her 16-month-old boy found by authorities in the back of her car tied up with cellophane and packing tape. An pleaded guilty to cruelty to a child in the first and second degrees, reckless conduct and false imprisonment. - photo by Erin O. Smith
A 19-year-old woman who hog-tied her toddler and left him on the floorboard of her car for hours is going to prison for eight years. Hall County Magistrate Court Chief Judge Margaret Gregory on Wednesday accepted a plea deal on behalf of Grace An that was worked out by the state and her attorney, but frankly told the defendant that given the cruelty toward her own child she would have to serve prison time. Under the terms of the agreement, Gregory sentenced An to 20 years, with eight years of that to be served as prison time and the final years 12 years on probation.