ASSUMPTION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — An duo previously accused of leaving children in “deplorable” conditions pled guilty to cruelty to juveniles.
Delanea Settlemyre, 24, of Indiana and Megan Crawley, 30, of Napoleonville was arrested in July after a protective order investigation by deputies led them to find several children living in “unsuitable” conditions, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said the children were not in good condition. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) was called to investigate.
Settlemyre was arrested on charges of four counts of cruelty to juveniles with force or violence and four counts of criminal neglect of family.
Crawley was arrested on charges of four counts of cruelty to juveniles.
Both were ordered to serve six years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served, according to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Two years of the sentencing are to be served and the remaining four years are to be suspended.