Louisiana mother sentenced after pleading guilty to child cruelty

Lacey Chandler

GLENMORA, La. (AP) - Several charges have been dropped for a Louisiana mother who was once accused of trafficking children for sexual purposes.

The Alexandria Town Talk reports 35-year-old Lacey Chandler pleaded guilty to second-degree cruelty to a juvenile Monday.

The plea deal allowed other charges against her to be dropped.

Chandler and five others were arrested in August 2018 following a complaint from the state Department of Child and Family Services.

Officials say her three daughters had tested positive for meth.

Chandler was sentenced to hard labor, supervised probation and given credit for time served.

It was also recommended that she get help for substance abuse.

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