Lehigh Valley Man Pleads Guilty in Case Over Daughter's Rotten Teeth

The father of a 6-year-old Pennsylvania girl discovered with severely rotten teeth is eligible for parole after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment and false swearing.

The Morning Call newspaper of Allentown reported Friday that Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. pleaded guilty weeks before a scheduled trial in the case.

The newspaper says a doctor had testified the girl's teeth were in such bad shape they posed a potentially fatal threat to her health.

Wanamaker's sentence is 2 months to a year, but he's been in jail since having his bail revoked in December for failing to enroll in drug treatment.

Defense attorney Mark Freeman says the girl's treatment was put off while the family looked for an affordable way to pay for it.

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