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UPDATE - Jin sentenced to 30 years for terrorizing family

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Lao Jin at sentencing in Sheboygan County Court
Lao Jin at sentencing in Sheboygan County Court

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - A Sheboygan man will spend 30 years in prison for terrorizing his wife and five children for years.  Judge Timothy Van Akkeren sentenced 40 year old Lao Jin Friday morning in Sheboygan County Court to the prison term, to be followed by 28 years extended supervision.

Jin faced numerous charges of child abuse, mental harm to a child, strangulation and suffocation, and recklessly endangering safety.  Statements by the family in court recounted some of the physical, mental, and sexual abuse they endured, including being hurt with a shock collar, being forced to eat dust, being choked or cut with knifes, and threats to end their lives.

Judge Van Akkeren said this was one of the worst cases he has seen in his 24 years as a judge, and Jin needed to pay the price for the harm he caused his family in the past and their future.

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