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UPDATE Woman sentenced in child abuse case

WARREN, Ohio - A Liberty Township woman will spend time in prison after being accused of abusing a 6-year old boy.

Jenalynne Davidson, 27, was sentenced to three years in prison and a $2,500 fine Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Davidson did not contest the felonious assault and endangering children charges against her when she submitted an Alford Plea in the case, which is similar to a no contest plea.

When questioned by Judge Rice if she caused any of the injuries the boy suffered, she denied inflicting any wounds, but did admit to hitting the boy with a belt.

"Other than today, she still hasn't awknowledged that she has done this, she entered an Alford plea of guilty, I know she's sorry for being in court and being infront of a judge, I'm not sure she's sorry for what she did to this child," Gabriel Wildman said, assistant Trumbull County prosecutor.

Police were notified of the possible abuse in February when school officials noticed the boy was injured.

"This has been a huge life lesson today and I regret it every day," Davidson said, as she apologized to the court.

Davidson assured the judge that she's a good mother to her children, but Wildman says she did not treat the young boy the same.

"Although she might be a good mother to her children, she wasn't to this child," Wildman said.

After her release from prison, Davidson is required to complete three years of post-release control.

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