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Two sentenced to prison in North Carolina child abuse case

Adam Byrd and Crystal Carnahan
Adam Byrd and Crystal Carnahan(Randolph County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 9:18 PM EDT
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ASHEBORO, N.C. (AP) - Two North Carolina people have been sentenced to prison in a child abuse case involving a malnourished 5-year-old girl who was locked underneath a staircase.

WGHP reports the Randolph County district attorney’s office says Adam Byrd was sentenced Friday to between 16.5 years and 20 years in prison, while Crystal Carnahan was given a sentence of between 14 and 17 years.

Police say officers doing a welfare check found the child locked in a 2-foot by 4-foot closet under a stairway.

According to police, the girl was extremely malnourished and had burns, scratches, and bruises all over her body.

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