John Robey and Christina Moore, Bristow parents charged with child abuse, neglect, sentenced

John Robey avoided prison time.

One of the Bristow parents who nailed drywall over a bedroom door to lock their three children inside was sentenced Thursday for felony child abuse charges but avoided prison time.

John Michael Robey was given a three year sentence but the judge suspended the sentence.

The judge also ruled that Robey would serve three years probation.

Christina Dawn Moore, 26, and John Michael Robey, 33, previously pleaded guilty to three counts of felony child abuse and neglect.

Moore had her case continued until May 3.

Va. couple{ }arrested for drywalling kids in bedroom in Bristow

On March 26, authorities said the pair placed their three children, ages 4-months-old, 2-years-old and 4-years-old, into a bedroom without clothes and then nailed drywall about five feet high in front of the doorway.

The children were placed in the room naked and later the room was covered in feces and urine, authorities said. The 4-year-old broke free from the room and went to a neighbor’s house for help.

Authorities placed the children with Child Protective Services.