Iowa man sentenced for prison for kicking child


May 18th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Moville man has been sentenced to five years in prison for kicking a child in the mouth. The Sioux City Journal reports that 28-year-old Benjamin Fuqua pleaded guilty Thursday in Woodbury County District Court to one count of child endangerment resulting in injury.

Court documents say Fuqua and his fiancee, 32-year-old Jennifer Foote Krieger, repeatedly locked the child in a bedroom for up to 12 hours a day, often without food or water, during the past three months. Fuqua was accused of kicking the child in the mouth and knocking out two of the child’s teeth. Foote Krieger pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment and was placed on probation.