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Polk County Woman Sentenced in Child Abuse Case

Nicole Emmons nicolee@bolivarmonews.com
Posted 5/8/24

Hope Francka was in court on Monday, May 6, to learn her fate for the charge of felony child abuse against her now six-year-old daughter nearly two years ago. Francka was originally charged with Abandonment of a Child in the 2nd degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child in the 1st degree, and Abuse and Neglect of a Child. In March, Francka entered a deal with the District Attorney that resulted in a plea of guilty to Abuse and Neglect of a Child, a Class D felony, which carries a sentence of 1-7 years.

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