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Governor Signs Proclamation With Elgersma Family

Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has signed a proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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Branstad signed the proclamation in his office at the Iowa State Capitol Monday morning. There to witness the signing was the family of 3-year-old Autumn Elgersma who died in the care of her in-home daycare provider, Rochelle Sapp in October of 2013.

Sapp was convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter and Child Endangerment resulting in death this past October, and was sentenced to a 100-year prison term.

Click here to read the proclamation, which honors Autumn Elgersma’s memory.

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