Counselor sentenced 2 to 5 years in autistic man's death

Stacey Strauss is seen in this August 3, 2010 photo.
March 7, 2011 2:19:24 PM PST
A Bucks County woman has been sentenced in the death of an autistic man's death.

Stacey Strauss has been sentenced to two to five years in prison and five years probation.

Strauss, 41, pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent care person, involuntary manslaugther, and reckless endangerment.

20-year-old Bryan Nevins died after returning from Sesame Place on July 24, 2010.

Strauss was a counselor for Woods Services at the time.

Prosecutors said she made dozens of phone calls and text messages while Nevins sat for hours in a sweltering van.

Strauss testified that she didn't know she had to watch Nevins.


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