Woman to serve 10 days for abusing 2 mentally challenged men

(Media General photo)
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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – A woman who pleaded no contest to attempting to mistreat two mentally challenged men in Lawrence will serve 10 days in jail and two years’ probation.

Twenty-one year-old Brooke Shinn was sentenced Monday after pleading in September to two counts of attempted mistreatment of a dependent adult. Prosecutors say she beat two men she was caring for and locked them in their rooms for days.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Shinn’s lack of criminal history meant her convictions carried a presumptive sentence of probation.

Shinn also must undergo a mental health evaluation, complete an anger management course, have no contact with the two victims and cannot work as a caregiver during her probation.

One of the victims has filed a lawsuit against Shinn, ResCare Kansas Inc. and another ResCare employee.