A Marietta couple was sentenced this week to serve state prison sentences for a sequence of abuse and torture of a pre-teenage girl who was deprived of food and bathroom.
Kenneth Greenly III and Jodie Hudson-Greenly were convicted in July of also having the girl perform for hours “wall sits” – a strenuous physical exercise for a child.
A jury convicted the couple – the girl’s father and stepmother - of felony counts of endangering a child, conspiracy and misdemeanor assault.
The Greenlys were handcuffed and escorted from Monday’s sentencing hearings by deputy sheriffs.
The victim said in court (via her written statement) that she now understands what love is, since she is living with relatives who have become her adoptive parents.
Jodie Hudson-Greenly will serve 2 to 5 years in prison; Kenneth Greenly III will serve 2 to 4 years, as ordered by Lancaster County Judge Margaret Miller.
Judge Miller said the facts of the cases warranted aggravated-range sentences.
Assistant District Attorney Janie Swinehart said Jodie was the “ringleader,” in that she decided and enacted the punishments against the 11-year-old girl.
The victim testified at trial that she was beaten with a belt so many times she lost count.
ADA Swinehart also presented testimony that the girl was not allowed to sleep, eat, shower, or go to the bathroom.
The girl wrote impact statements to both parents, and those statements were read aloud in court by her adoptive mother.
The girl, in the statements, asked why she was abused, writing that her stepmother never loved her or gave her a chance to build a loving relationship.
Several jurors who heard the case returned to court for the sentencing hearing.
The abuse happened at a home on Red Cedar Lane and at a firehouse where the Greenlys were formerly volunteers.
Susquehanna Regional police Officer Michael Kimes filed charges.
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