April 4, 2015

A Virginia mother and father who pleaded guilty to felony child neglect after their three young kids were found locked in a cage will not serve any prison time.

Scott Suggs, 28, and Brandy Kangas, 36, of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, pleaded guilty to the three counts on March 30 after their children—ages 1, 3, and 4—were discovered behind a gate with an opening where they received food, reported NBC affiliate WWBT.

As part of their plea agreement, a judge who had given them six-year prison sentences suspended the prison time.

“Although these kids were in a nasty condition…

Read the rest of the story from our partners at NBC News

Contact us at editors@time.com.


Read More From TIME