Ashly Ann Clark, one of the so-called “kid kennelers,” was convicted Monday of felony child abuse. She was sentenced to two years of probation.
Clark was also sentenced to 120 days in jail with 107 days credit.
She is the third of four adults to be sentenced in the case.
Lincoln County Attorney Rebecca Harling asked the court to order Clark to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. District Judge Donald Rowlands granted the request and made it clear to Clark that any recommendations after the evaluation must be strictly followed.
An additional charge against Clark of false imprisonment was dropped under a plea agreement.
Previously, two of the other adults charged in the case, Lacy Jay Beyer and Bryson Lee Eyten, were convicted of misdemeanor child abuse and false imprisonment in county court and sentenced to one year of probation.
The fourth adult, Samantha Eyten, has not yet entered a plea in court.
Clark was the mother of two boys that were kept inside a house in a dog kennel. She lived with three other adults.
Police said all four were aware of the living conditions and confinement of the two boys. Clark said she was afraid the boys might climb out the window, police said.
Police also said the house and yard were filthy, with urine, feces and trash, but there was no evidence suggesting the children were physically beaten or malnourished.
News of their arrests spread throughout the country.