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Parents of girl found hanged in bedroom are jailed

The mother and stepfather of an eight-year-old Nottinghamshire girl found hanged in her bedroom have each been jailed for 12 months.

Simon Moody, 32, and Susan Moody, 24, pleaded guilty to child neglect charges at a hearing on 12 March.

Nottingham Crown Court had heard how no-one had been in Charlotte Avenall's bedroom for four weeks or longer.

Charlotte, who had severe learning difficulties, was found at home in Moor Street, Mansfield, on 12 September.

The court was told that Charlotte's bedroom had faeces smeared all over the walls and on the floor, bedding and soft toys.

The couple both pleaded guilty to wilfully neglecting, abandoning or exposing Charlotte in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to her health, between 14 August and 12 September 2009.

School concerns

Nottingham Crown Court heard Charlotte was locked in her "revolting and s


Added: Apr-9-2010 Occurred On: Mar-12-2010
By: shortfatbaldbloke
Tags: parents, jailed, girl, hanged, neglect, court, police
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