De Soto mother Rachel Perez convicted in shocking child abuse case
Photos of those involved in the Rachel Perez child abuse case. Perez is now serving a 102-month sentence after pleading guilty to child abuse and attempted second-degree murder for leaving her 6-year-old son in the attic of her home in De Soto last August.
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Johnson County district judge who handled the case. At sentencing, Ruddick called Perez’s actions “unfathomable” and gave her the maximum sentence on all counts.