A Fayetteville woman must serve 10 years probation for not reporting that the father of her 3-month old daughter slammed the child against a wall hard enough to crack sheetrock.
Esther Margaret Easter, 25, pleaded guilty to permitting child abuse on May 28, but sentencing was delayed until Friday.
Easter, who is pregnant
, is required to remain in the Washington County Detention Center until she can be placed at the Hannah House in Fort Smith on Sept. 2.
Hannah House is a residential facility for pregnant and troubled young women who are currently facing a crisis in their lives. The house provides a structured program for each woman, including the practical aspects of living, counseling, spiritual help, education and career guidance, according to its Web site.
Easter must stay at Hannah House and follow all the rules for at least one year and complete parenting classes. She must also pay fines and costs to the court. She has been in jail since Feb. 25.
The child that was injured remains in the custody of the Arkansas Department of Human Services
, said Mieka Hatcher, 4 th Judicial District deputy prosecutor.
The father who injured the child was sentenced in May to serve 75 years in prison
. Rodney Lee Crosby, 26, pleaded guilty in May to three counts of first-degree battery and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.