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Gootee Sentenced in Child Abuse Case

The Dubois County Free Press is reporting that 25 year old Lindsay Gootee entered a guilty plea to Class C felony neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury to her child from an incident that began in October of 2011.

Gootee was sentenced to six years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. She will serve two and a half years on house arrest with electronic monitoring and three and a half years suspended to probation.

The original Class B felony count of aggravated battery she was charged with in December of 2011 was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Gootee was originally arrested in December after former Jasper Detective Lisa Miller began an investigation into incidents that put Gootee’s toddler in the hospital on October 18, 2011.

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