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Samantha Osteraas sentenced 15 years for child abuse

Posted: 2:48 PM, Dec 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-03 20:38:45-05
Mother guilty of reckless harm towards child

TUCSON, Ariz. — A mother found guilty of reckless child abuse towards her adopted daughter will spend 15 years in prison.

Samantha Osteraas was sentenced Monday after she was found guilty on Oct. 19.

On Dec. 29, 2016, just after 8 p.m., deputies responded to the Osteraas home on the 2900 block of West Sun Ranch Trail for a report of a rescue follow-up.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that her 5-year-old daughter had sustained significant burns as a result of hot water from a bathtub.

Authorities say the child ended up with third-degree burns over 80 percent of her body.