(WLNS) – A Potterville man has pleaded guilty to a list of horrific crimes involving the torture and sexual abuse of two children and officials say he had help from his wife.
Shawnn Degner, 40 was convicted on two felony counts of second degree child abuse and one count of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct.
His 37-year-old wife Meagan was also convicted on the same two child abuse charges.
According to courtroom testimony, the couple beat a 13 and 15 year old child, tied them to beds at night and refused to feed them as a form of punishment.
Both are due back in Eaton County court in the coming weeks for sentencing.
They each face up to 20 years in prison.