NH woman gets 9 to 30 years for abusing son

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to nine to 30 years in state prison after pleading guilty to subjecting her 18-year-old son to beatings and other physical abuse.

Christine Gelineau of Concord reached an agreement with prosecutors, pleading guilty Thursday to first-degree assault and witness tampering.

The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/16g3JQa) assistant county prosecutor George Waldron said the teenager suffered permanent nerve damage in his penis when the 53-year-old Gelineau burned it with a lighter in April.

An acquaintance of Gelineau's, 20-year-old Daniel Tyler Cantrell, faces trial next month on multiple charges associated with the abuse. A cousin of the teen, 29-year-old Amy Nason, is scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing next month.