Child Abuse Case
OCONTO, Wis. (AP) – An Oconto County couple will face trial on charges of abusing and neglecting the man’s young children. Thirty-three-year-old Shawn Paholke and 31-year-old Jennifer Fendryk together are charged with 23 felonies relating to the treatment of Paholke’s daughters, ages 5 and 7. A criminal complaint says an investigation began earlier this year when a social worker noticed that the younger girl appeared to be severely underweight. It says the 5-year-old told investigators she was locked in her dark bedroom and allowed out only to use the bathroom, scrub the floor and exercise. The 7-year-old girl told authorities her father used zip ties to tie her to a pole and to discipline her. WLUK-TV says the two waived their right to a preliminary hearing in Oconto County Circuit Court Wednesday.
(Information in the following story is from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com)
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