A 34-year-old Lawrence woman pleaded no contest to two counts of battery this week in Douglas County District Court in a child abuse case.
Laura Lea Sanders is scheduled to be sentenced in the case 10 a.m. Dec. 30.
Prosecutors had alleged that Stanley E. Burleson, Sanders’ boyfriend, struck her two sons, who were 14 and 12 at the time, with a belt inside their home on two separate occasions.
Burleson, who also had been living in the home, told police the boys had disobeyed his instructions about going to a swimming pool.
Police testified that Sanders also struck the boys with a belt when she came home a few hours later.
Burleson, who has pleaded guilty to two counts of child abuse, is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.