The children, at the time ages 15 months and 2 years, suffered abuse at the hands of Michael Combs, 27, who was convicted last month of multiple counts, including child molesting and neglect of a dependent.
Shanna Vorndran, of the 900 block of West Washington Boulevard, pleaded guilty earlier this year to two charges of child neglect.
Vorndran shared a house with Combs and his sister, Anna Hogan. After just a few weeks of living together, her children suffered multiple injuries including bruises, broken bones, and long-term damage from sexual abuse.
The 2-year-old showed no evidence of sexual or physical abuse when he was examined by a doctor in August 2010, about three weeks before he was moved to foster care, according to court documents.
Vorndran told investigators she left her children with Combs when she went to work on seven occasions in early to mid-September 2010, according to court documents.
When she asked Hogan or Combs about the bruises she noticed on her two children, Hogan or Combs told her that "something happened" or "they fell," according to court documents.
Under the terms of a plea agreement, any prison sentence was capped at six years. On Tuesday, Allen Superior Judge Fran Gull sentenced Vorndran to 10 years in prison on both charges, but ordered the sentences to be served at the same time and ordered four years of each sentence suspended.
Vorndran will also have to serve two years on probation when she is released from prison.
Earlier this month, Hogan was sentenced to a suspended prison sentence of eight years after she pleaded guilty to two charges of neglect of a dependent.
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