Dunn County (WQOW) – The jury has reached a verdict in the case of a Menomonie woman accused of using extreme measures to punish a 10-year-old child.
Kristine Buttke faced three counts connected to the case.
Prosecutors said the child had to sleep on the basement floor without a mattress or sheets and had to use that floor as a toilet.
Wednesday, after more than five hours of deliberation, the jury found Buttke not guilty of child abuse but did convict her on a count causing mental harm to a child.
A charge of child neglect was dismissed earlier in the trial. Buttke faces more than 12 years in prison at her sentencing in August.