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Va. Mom Pleads Guilty in Child Tattooing Case

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RUSTBURG, Va. (AP) - A Campbell County woman has been sentenced on abuse charge stemming from the tattooing of her two daughters.

Media outlets report that Melissa Delp pleaded guilty Monday in Campbell County Circuit Court to two counts of felony child abuse. She received four-year sentences on each count, with all but 18 months suspended.

Police say a co-defendant, Alexander Edwards, was taking care of the girls on Dec. 22, 2013, when they were tattooed without their parents' consent. Delp and another co-defendant, Daniel Janney, were accused of using a razor to try to remove the tattoos.

Edwards and Daniel are awaiting trial on child abuse and malicious wounding charges.
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