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Chad Chritton will be sentenced for starving, torturing daughter Wednesday

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Madison man convicted of starving and torturing his teenage daughter will be sentenced Wednesday.

42-year-old Chad Chritton was convicted by a jury in November of reckless endangerment, physical abuse, and causing mental harm to a child. The jurors found him not guilty of false imprisonment.

Authorities said Chritton locked his daughter in a basement for years until she broke free almost two years ago. She was 15 at the time, and weighed just 68 pounds.

Last March, another jury convicted Chritton of child neglect -- but they could not agree on the other charges. That resulted in the second trial.

His wife is serving a five-year prison term, and the girl's step-brother is scheduled to go on trial next month for allegedly molesting her.

Chritton faces up to 28 years behind bars, and $55,000 in fines.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)