Tucson woman sentence to 15 years in prison for scalding adopted daughter in bathtub

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson woman convicted of child abuse after scalding her adopted daughter in bathtub water has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Pima County Superior Court officials say 30-year-old Samantha Osteraas was also sentenced Monday to 15 years of probation.

Osteraas’ daughter was 5 years old in December 2016 when she suffered 3rd degree burns over more than 70 percent of her body.

The girl told the jury her mother held her down in the tub.

Doctors amputated the girl’s badly burned toes and authorities say she will need surgeries throughout her life to manage the scarring which runs from her chest down to her feet.