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Ohio day care owner accused of sexually abusing children sentenced to 30 days

GROVE CITY, Ohio – An Ohio woman accused of abusing young children in her care was sentenced to just over four weeks in jail after making a plea deal.

Kimberly Hignite (Courtesy: Franklin County Jail)

Kimberly Hignite, 52, was indicted on multiple counts of gross sexual imposition and endangering children. As part of a plea agreement, six of the counts were dropped and she pleaded guilty to the lesser charges of endangering children, according to Franklin County Common Pleas records.

Judge William Woods sentenced her to 30 days in jail Monday.

Hignite ran an unregistered day care at her house in Grove City. Last year, investigators searched the house and found 23 children between the ages of 7 months and 5 years, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Parents said their children were confined to carseats, deprived of food and water, and forced to take sleeping medication. Two children reported Hignite sexually abused them.

The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office told the Dispatch the families who cooperated with the investigation were involved in the plea deal.

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  • Brandi

    Wow! I honestly can’t believe someone would only give 30 days in jail for such horrendous charges, unless they think this type of thing is ok?!?!

    • Deb Ocasio

      That is exactly what I said when I read that!!! When you live in a country where aborting children is legal then they’re worth becomes a little more downgraded with every passing year such a law is in the land

  • Brandi

    I honestly hope I am wrong, but I do not understand how anyone could give that kind of a sentence for all of things she did.

  • Shauna Viizinass dr.

    I just wrote a comment but I don’t think I sent it through I don’t believe you need our information just to say or comment. Print this or not. This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard of. 30 days for molesting child? Come on this is just outrageous. And dropping charges? I don’t have much faith in the judicial anymore. That’s not how much to save our children. Lock her up for a long time

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