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S. Idaho polygamous man sentenced for child abuse

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Nathan C. Jessop, a polygamous man is facing child abuse charges. Nathan C. Jessop, a polygamous man is facing child abuse charges.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - A polygamous man who oversaw a southeast Idaho home where nine boys were sent on repentance missions by Warren Jeffs has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for child abuse.
    
Forty-nine-year-old Nathan C. Jessop received the sentence Tuesday in Pocatello after previously pleading guilty to three counts of misdemeanor injury to a child.
    
KPVI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YMOf3w) that another 360 days in jail were suspended.
    
The charges stemmed from Jessop locking a teenage boy in a furnace room for two days, and not reporting that two other boys ran away.
    
Jessop told police the boys are members of Jeffs' Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, based on the Utah-Arizona border, and sent to him by their parents because they had been disobedient.
    
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Information from: KPVI-TV, http://www.kpvi.com/

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