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Woman to be sentenced for torturing daughter

TOWN OF MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Town of Madison woman is due to be sentenced after being convicted of committing severe child abuse.

Online court records say Minerva Lopez's sentencing hearing is set for Tuesday morning. The 34-year-old pleaded no contest to six counts of child abuse.

The criminal complaint says Lopez beat her 14-year-old daughter with a broomstick, a metal rod, a frying pan and other objects. Prosecutors say Lopez admitted scalding the girl with hot water, choking her, cutting her wrist with a kitchen knife and biting her face.

A message left for Lopez's defense attorney was not immediately returned.

The girl's father was convicted of related charges. He was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison.

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