A Sleepy Eye woman, Kaitlynn Rae Hackbarth, 24, involved in the abuse of her boyfriend’s daughter has been sentenced in Brown County Court to ten days in jail.
The child’s father, Kyle Nason, 25, agreed to plead guilty to felony malicious punishment of a child in August. Nason will be sentenced later this month.
In April, Nason and his girlfriend were accused of spanking the two year old girl up up to seven times a day, punishments that witnesses reported to the police and the child’s mother.
Hackbarth was charged in April with two felony counts of 3rd-degree assault and felony malicious punishment of a child. In August she agreed to plead guilty to gross misdemeanor child neglect and all other charges against her were dismissed. Hackbarth was also ordered to pay more than $1,000 in fines and restitution. She’ll be required to complete treatment and attend support groups.