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Iowa woman enters plea in child endangerment case

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Mar 21 2014 10:08AM

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — A Marshalltown day care provider accused of causing a toddler's head injury has entered a plea deal.

54-year-old Rhonda Van Gorp recently entered an Alford plea to child endangerment.

An Alford plea means a defendant doesn't admit guilt but agrees that evidence is strong enough to convict them.

Van Gorp was charged in April 2012 following a five-month investigation into the head trauma of a 15-month-old baby. The toddler had been under the care of Van Gorp at her home day care.

As part of the deal, the Marshall County Attorney will recommend a deferred judgment and one year of unsupervised probation and suspended penalty during sentencing. Sentencing is set for March 31.

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : IowaMarshalltown
People : Rhonda Van Gorp
03/21/2014 10:07AM
Iowa woman enters plea in child endangerment case
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