A Grafton woman has entered an Alford plea of guilty to four counts of abuse or neglect of a child.
Jordan Nelson acknowledged that there is sufficient evidence to convict her but isn't admitting guilt.
She has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison and must register as an offender against children.
Nelson was accused of locking her girlfriend's children in a kennel in the basement as punishment.
One of the children says Nelson forced him to eat dog food.