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Updated Feb 22, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Marana woman sentenced in abuse of her stepson

TUCSON, Ariz. — A Marana woman has been sentenced to two years in jail and
seven years’ probation for horsewhipping her teenage stepson and handcuffing him
to a bed or chair.

Pima County prosecutors said Sugey Santos-Cordova also was ordered Friday to
perform 200 hours of community service.

Santos-Cordova and her husband were indicted after his son told workers last
year at Marana Middle School that he was too scared to go home. An investigation
revealed evidence of abuse.

During a forensic interview, the 14-year-old boy said his stepmother beat him
with her hands, a belt and a horsewhip and he sometimes was handcuffed to his
brother’s bed or a chair.

The Arizona Daily Star says Santos-Cordova pleaded
guilty to two counts of child abuse and one count of kidnapping.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

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