Susan Malysa, 33, pleaded guilty in September to one count of felony child endangering, according to WKBN. Prosecutors agreed to drop two other counts of felony child endangering against her.
A police report for Malysa’s June arrest obtained by PEOPLE stated she taped the boy’s mouth shut, and also taped his legs to the chair and his hands to each other.
According to the report, a relative who suspected Malysa might be mistreating the boy checked on him after Malysa allegedly told her she was bringing her other child to the local YMCA to swim, but that the 11-year-old wouldn’t be accompanying them.
Officers arrived to find the boy cold and shaking, according to the report. The tape left red marks on his skin, and police noticed the boy had bruises on his face and neck.
Malysa was arrested at the YMCA, the report states.
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Krichbaum, addressing Malysa, said, “You tell me you love this little boy. Well, I don’t have to believe you. That’s not love.”
Krichbaum said he will give Malysa an opportunity for judicial release after she serves 30 days of her sentence.
Prosecutors had recommended Malysa spend 60 days in county jail, according to WFMJ. But Krichbaum ignored the recommendation by sentencing her to state prison.
“This is conduct that will not be tolerated in our society, and I do wish to make an example of you, in that regard,” he said.
It was not immediately clear if Malysa plans to appeal her sentence.