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Ohio mom arrested after trip to Las Vegas

Posted: 7:30 PM, May 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-27 10:37:14-04
An Ohio mother was arrested after taking a trip to Las Vegas while her daughter was chained in the basement as punishment.
 
Stafonda Hawkins was in court on Thursday for a parole violation. She was arrested by an Ohio fugitive task force after they learned she was returning to Ohio after a trip to Las Vegas. 
 
Hawkins was reportedly staying with family in Las Vegas, including a young son.
 
At this point, investigators have not charged her with any crime connected to the shackling case.
 
Her 13-year-old daughter told police she was held captive by her step-father and step-brother. The girl says she was detained on multiple occasions and was forced to eat spoiled food and defecate in a bucket. 
 
She managed to free herself and was found by two women who called the police.