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1 Year in Jail for Dad of Boy, 5, Found Dead in Septic Tank

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PULASKI, Va. (AP)- A Virginia man whose 5-year-old son who was found dead in a septic tank has been sentenced to a year and three months in jail for child abuse and neglect.
    
Media outlets report that 32-year-old Paul Thomas entered an Alford plea on two counts Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges sufficient evidence for a conviction.
    
Noah Thomas and his infant sister were left alone while their mother, 31-year-old Ashley White, drove their father to work last March. White says Noah disappeared after she returned home and took a nap. The boy's body was found four days later in a septic tank near his Dublin home.
    
White was convicted last month of three counts of abuse and neglect. She will be sentenced May 16.

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