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Mother sentenced in boy hidden in wall case


A Franklin County woman who hid her son for nearly two years as part of a custody dispute with his father has pleaded guilty.

A judge ordered Shannon Wilfong to spend two years on probation.

She pleaded guilty Monday in Franklin County to obstructing a peace officer and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

A judge credited her with time already served.

Wilfong also pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawful interference with child visitation.

The now 9-year-old boy was hidden for nearly two years, at times behind a crawl space, before being found in September 2009 at the home of Wilfong's mother, Diane Dobbs.

Dobbs pleaded guilty to obstructing a peace officer.

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