ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OH (WTRF) – A Neffs woman has received the maximum sentence for her part in a child abuse case which sent a 4-year-old to the emergency room.
Misty Glasgow, 36, has been sentenced for eight years in prison after, as Judge John Vavra said, she “viciously and sadistically allowed injuries to occur to a 4-year-old.”
Glasgow was arrested with Devan Redman, 25 of Neffs, after the child was brought to the emergency room covered from head to to in bruises and burn marks.
Glasgow and Redman were reportedly friends of the child’s mother, and were taking care of the child while the mother was evicted from her home. When the mother picked the child up, she was horrified and rushed her to the hospital.
“There were bruises extensively over her body, burn marks on her body, scratch marks around her vaginal area,” disclosed Belmont County Prosecutor Dan Fry earlier this month.
After the child arrived at the hospital, calls were made to the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Jobs and Family Services, and a search warrant was executed in Glasgow’s home. Found inside were 17 grams of cocaine and several thousand dollars.
Investigators are also still looking into whether or not the abuse on the child was sexual, so they seized electronics from their home.
“Those items are still being looked at forensically,” said Dan Fry. “If it turns out that there was something on there indicating some type of sexual abuse, then obviously those charges would come later.”
Redman pled guilty to child endangerment on January 8 and will be sentenced on January 28.