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Voeller found guilty on two counts of child abuse

By Staff | Sep 26, 2009

A Rugby in-home daycare provider was found guilty on two counts of child abuse-neglect, a Class B felony, on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Northeast District Court in Rugby.

Lori A Voeller showed no emotion when the verdict was read about 12 noon. A jury found Voeller not guilty on six other counts. In August of 2008, Voeller was arrested and charged with allegedly abusing children in her care.

Judge John McClintock ordered Voeller to home confinement until a pre-sentencing investigation is completed. The trial began on Sept. 21 and included testimony from some children allegedly abused by Voeller. Some parents of the children also testified. Voeller herself testified on the last day.

The jury deliberated for about seven hours over a two-day period.

A Class B felony is punishable up to a maximum of 10 years.

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