Man who chained child to dresser sentenced

Posted: June 13, 2012 at 10:39 a.m.



A Rogers man was sentenced to 18 years in prison today after admitting to chaining his 5-year-old daughter to a dresser for three days. David Bridgeman, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to false imprisonment in the first degree, a Class C felony, and permitting abuse of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree, both Class D felonies. His plea was under an agreement Sara Ashley, his public defender attorney, reached with Deputy Prosecutor Stephanie McLemore.

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Let them spend their prison time chained to their beds.

Posted by: Oldearkie

June 13, 2012 at 2:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sounds like they got off easy. Crimes like this against children should be automatic death penalty. Hopefully prison will be as unkind to them as they were to that little girl.

Posted by: AutopilotAR

June 13, 2012 at 8:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

18 years sounds excessive for this, to me. You can kill someone and not get this much time,depending on the degree of murder you have committed. I do not condone their actions and I do think they should pay penalty, but not this severe. What good does it do society? Our judicial system is totally whacked, IMO.

Posted by: SPA

June 13, 2012 at 9:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )