Jail time for Utah father who chained son to bed

AP News
Posted: Dec 15, 2014 3:41 PM

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah father will serve 30 days in jail and 30 days of house arrest for chaining his 7-year-old son to a bed while the man was at work.

The Herald Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1waQyek ) state Judge Brandon Maynard insisted on jail time Monday despite a recommendation from prosecutors that the 29-year-old Logan man only serve house arrest.

The man pleaded guilty in November to misdemeanor child abuse as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Officials say the boy wasn't injured by a heavy chain attached to his ankle in June and had access to snacks, water and a bathroom.

Defense attorney David Perry says the father couldn't afford day care.

The Associated Press is withholding the father's name to avoid identifying the child, who is in foster care.


Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com