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Fairview woman sentenced to 20 years in child abuse case

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The Fairview woman charged in the death of her boyfriend's daughter is going to prison.  Chandra Rose pled guilty to manslaughter and coercion in the death of Miranda Crockett, 10, on Friday.

The little girl drowned in a bathtub back in November, investigators said. Paramedics found the girl unresponsive and soaking wet at her Fairview apartment. Experts later determined that someone drowned her.

Police arrested Rose two days later. She made a deal with prosecutors, and she will go to prison for 20 years. But perhaps the most shocking moment in court came when the DA shared new details about Rose's abuse of Crockett leading up to her death.

"On the night of her death, Ms. Rose put Miranda in an ice bath," said John Casalino, the district attorney for Multnomah County. "Ms. Rose tied her up, and Ms. Rose made Miranda sleep in a storage box. Ultimately, Ms. Rose caused Miranda to drown in the bathtub."

Crockett's father, Daniel, asked the judge for leniency. He has forgiven Rose, he said. He has chosen forgiveness over anger, and he believes Rose just made a terrible mistake.

"In may ways it would be so much simpler if Chandra was evil," Crockett said. "To hate her and condemn her, but she isn't. She's human."

Crockett's death was not the result of one mistake, said Casalino. It was the culmination of disturbing abuse.

There are several new developments in this case, according to Fairview Police. But investigators won't elaborate on what they are. The DA's office did tell Fox 12 that they are considering more charges against another person.

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