BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) --
A Hernando County woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for beating her teenage nephew, forcing him to sleep on the floor and keeping him locked in a bathroom for days.
A Hernando County judge sentenced 51-year-old Tai-Ling Gigliotti
on Wednesday. A jury convicted her in May of two counts of
aggravated child abuse. She could have faced up to 60 years in
The teen escaped from Gigliotti's Spring Hill home in February
2009. He told authorities he had spent a good part of 15 months
imprisoned in a bathroom.
Gigliotti's fiance, 46-year-old Anton Angelo, accepted a plea
deal in March for his role in the abuse. He received five years
probation after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated child