Caregiver in ‘baby fight club’ gets 33 months in jail

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia child care worker convicted on child cruelty charges in what prosecutors described as a “baby fight club” has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

A jury convicted Kierra Spriggs of Woodbridge earlier this year after testimony that she and a co-worker abused numerous 2-year-olds by stepping on toes, feeding them Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and making them fight each other.

The 33-month sentence is the maximum term the judge could have imposed.

The abuse occurred at a Minnieland Academy in 2013. The victims were a group of 2-year-olds who were cared for in what Minnieland designated its “monkey room.”

A second worker, Sarah Jordan, was also convicted on similar charges and sentenced to nearly two years in prison.

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