A Campbell County woman who admitted she was high on meth when she abandoned her toddler overnight in the woods has pleaded guilty to child abuse and neglect.
In October of 2015, Virginia Cora-Lee Seal of Jacksboro was arrested after employees of a pet resort heard crying in the woods behind the business. They found an almost 2-year-old boy, dressed only in diapers and carrying a blanket, in a fenced-in area that reportedly used to be a hog pen. A pit bull sat outside the pen, and seemed to be guarding the child, according to reports at the time of the incident.
After authorities located Seal, she told them that she had been using meth, and thought she’d given the little boy to her father or a fireman, but she wasn’t sure.
On Tuesday, she pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated child abuse, child neglect and child endangerment. She received a 15 year prison sentence, with a chance at parole after 13 years and 6 months.