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Published: Tuesday, 4/30/2013

Toledo mother gets 30 months in prison for abusing adopted daughter


A Toledo mother who was caught on a cell phone video abusing a 3-year-old girl she and her husband adopted was sentenced today to 30 months in prison.

Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Myron Duhart told Courtney Waxler, 25, of 739 Western Ave., that he had never seen anything “as detestable” as what he saw depicted on the video.

“What I saw was a woman who is a mother pick a child up by her neck and sling her around like a rag doll,” the judge said.

Waxler and her husband, Joshua Waxler, 25, each was convicted March 12 to endangering children for the February, 2012, incident at their former home in East Toledo. Joshua Waxler also was sentenced to 30 months in prison last week by Judge Duhart.

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