Porfirio Olivas sentenced for beating and starving his daughter
We last heard about Porfirio Olivaswhen he was convicted in December on 21 counts of child abuse related to the months-long torture of his daughter in 2008. Yesterday, a Dane County judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
Olivas had kicked, punched, strangled, and struck his daughter with a metal tube for months, a jury found. The girl said her father also forced her to eat cockroaches and a dead mouse. He denied those accusations.
The teenager's mother, Minerva Lopez, told police she beat the girl with a broomstick, a metal rod, a frying pan and other objects, scalded her with hot water, choked her, cut her wrist with a kitchen knife and bit her face.
She's due to be sentenced in April.
The teenager was rescued when social workers, concerned that she was missing school, found her lying in a closet in her home, surrounded by her own excrement, emaciated, bloodied and bruised.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that the couple's five children are now living with foster parents, and that Olivas will likely be deported to Mexico when he get out of prison.