Posted: Mar 14, 2013 4:15 PM
A Lexington woman arrested along with her husband in 2011 in an alleged child abuse case involving their six adopted children entered an Alford Plea in the case Thursday.
Police say Cheryl Christopher, 51, locked a nine-year-old child in a dog cage at the family's former home on Deauville Drive, and that she also allegedly tried to suffocate two children while trying to strangle them. The arrest report also says the Christopher forced the children to jump off the roof of the home.
Cheryl Christopher was originally charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal abuse and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. She will be sentenced on April 18
Christopher's husband, 69-year-old Elisha Christopher, is also charged with criminal abuse since police say he did not protect the kids or report the abuse by his wife. He is due in court Friday.