OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union says it is asking an Oklahoma court to review the case of a woman who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for not reporting that her boyfriend was abusing her children.
Brady Henderson, the legal director for the ACLU state chapter, said on Wednesday that the group is planning to file a lawsuit on behalf of 33-year-old Tondalao Hall, who says that her boyfriend was abusing her.
She was sentenced to prison in 2006 after pleading guilty to failing to protect two of her children.
The friend, the 35-year-old Robert Braxton Jr., pleaded guilty to the abuse of children and released only two years behind bars before being released on probation.
The case has outraged women’s rights groups.