JUNEAU – A 48-year-old Juneau woman was found guilty of child abuse after her children were found neglected and removed from her custody.

Anna Marie Lloyd pleaded no-contest to a felony charge of child abuse and misdemeanor charges of battery, contributing to the delinquency of a child, disorderly conduct and two counts of bail jumping.

Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Brian Pfitzinger withheld finding Lloyd guilty of child abuse but accepted her pleas on the misdemeanor charges.

Lloyd’s sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for three years. She was ordered to not have violent or abusive contact with anyone. Other restrictions include not using or possessing any controlled substances without a valid prescription, having no contact or communication with the victims unless authorized by an agent, maintaining absolute sobriety, participation in health counseling and having no contact with any children under the age of 18 without an agent’s approval.

According to the criminal complaint, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Dodgeland School about Lloyd abusing her children on Nov. 3. Lloyd had three children living with her at the time, ages 2, 10 and 17. The 10-year-old was reportedly not in school or being home schooled and was unable to read and spent most of her time caring for the youngest child.

Lloyd’s other children were removed from her home and her rights were terminated while she was in Oklahoma.

According to the complaint, Lloyd would ignore her children, had struck the 10-year-old in the past and would threaten her to gain compliance. A witness also saw the 2-year-old eating cat feces from a litter box.

The 17-year-old boy in the home was questioned, and he told authorities that he lived with Lloyd now, but had been born and raised in a cult in Arkansas and had received his education there until the fourth grade. The boy said that Lloyd had removed them from the cult and the cult was raided in 2008. The 17-year-old was sent to live with another family member and was sent to live with Lloyd in 2016.

The 17-year-old told investigators that he witnessed the toddler eating cat feces and dishwater tablets as well as drinking out of the toilet. According to the criminal complaint, the boy told investigators that Lloyd had slapped the toddler’s hands for breaking her cigarettes. The boy said Lloyd had otherwise ignored the child and was unaware of the toddler’s behavior.

The boy told investigators that Lloyd would pull the 10-year-old to the couch by pulling her hair and that the child was unable to read, write or count past 10. The boy allegedly said that his mother was bipolar and self-medicated with marijuana.

Neighbors and a mother of one of the boy’s friends also made statements about Lloyd abusing the children.

Police removed the children from the home in November.

Lloyd attended a hearing Nov. 15. According to the criminal complaint, Lloyd admitted to smoking marijuana and said she may have marijuana in her system. She admitted to hitting the girl in the head and said she was aware of her youngest child eating from the litter box once. She also said she was aware another one of her sons had sexual contact with the 9-year-old.

Lloyd told investigators that she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder for having a child later in life. She also allegedly said that she became delusional and had her own reality after her older children came back into her life.

Reporter at The Daily Citizen