STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (January 23, 2013)--An eastern Ohio man and his wife have pleaded guilty to punishing their three children by forcing them into plastic storage boxes sealed with duct tape and only a square cut in the top for air.
A prosecutor said the children, ages 5, 6 and 8, were crammed into the boxes as punishment on June 16 at the family home in Steubenville, Ohio, while the parents went to the grocery store.
Two uncles stayed home with the three children.
James Taylor pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment and one count of unlawful restraint in a plea deal that calls for a year in jail.
Samantha Taylor pleaded guilty to the same charges and was sentenced to two years of probation.
The two other men pleaded guilty to unlawful restraint and were also sentenced to probation.