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Father sentenced to 30 months in prison for binding kids with duct tape

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Adolfo Gomez

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Adolfo Gomez was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday stemming from child abuse charges that were brought against him and his wife, Deborah Gomez. The Illinois couple admitted to duct taping two of their children inside their SUV in a Walmart parking lot claiming the children were “demon possessed”.

Deborah Gomez was sentenced to one year of probation in January after pleading no contest to child endangerment.

After Gomez’s 30 months in prison expire he will be on post release supervision for 24 months. The Gomezes were en route to Arizona from suburban Chicago when their SUV broke down in Lawrence. Gomez said that “a darkness was coming over the house” and their house was possessed by demons.

The Gomezes were arrested on June 13, 2012 when a citizen phoned police and told them she saw a young girl blindfolded with her hands and legs bound with duct tape in a Lawrence Walmart parking lot at 6th and Wakarusa.

Officers had to taser Gomez three times to subdue him. He later told officers that he hadn’t slept for nine days, which he said had impaired his judgment.

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