Ore. couple get 90 days in jail for mistreatment
Thursday, June 23, 2011
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon couple have been sentenced to 90 days in jail after they were convicted of criminal mistreatment for failing to seek medical care for their infant daughter.
KGW-TV reports a judge also ordered staggered sentences for Rebecca and Timothy Wyland, and the terms of their probation for the next three years include providing medical care for daughter Alayna.
The Oregon City couple belong to the Followers of Christ Church, which practices faith healing and rejects doctors.
Their daughter developed a growth above her left eye as a baby that eventually threatened her with blindness because it went untreated.
The couple are the fourth and fifth church members convicted in the past two years of crimes involving medical neglect of children.
Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/