Caretaker at unlicensed Cobb County care home sentenced

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Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- A fourth person accused of helping run an unlicensed personal care home in Cobb County has pleaded guilty to several criminal charges.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports 56-year-old Terry Catron was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years of probation on charges of racketeering, theft, deprivation, false imprisonment and providing false statements. Raquel Alita Penny, who operated the home, pleaded guilty in July to the same charges.

Authorities have said six women were forced to stay in the home's basement and were living with inadequate bathroom facilities. District Attorney's spokeswoman Kim Isaza says Catron was the primary daytime caregiver.

Two other defendants Bilal Penny and Elijah Cole, pleaded guilty to lesser charges and were sentenced to probation.

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