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Ex-day care provider in Sioux Falls gets jail for neglect

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A former day care provider in Sioux Falls who admitted to lying to police and leaving children in the care of teenagers has been sentenced to 10 days in jail.

Fifty-three-year-old Constance Edwards was sentenced Monday. She was also barred from ever operating a day care.

Edwards was the owner of an in-home day care where a 4-month-old baby died in 2011. She was charged after the baby's accidental death, and she took a plea deal in March.

The baby was one of 15 children Edwards left under the responsibility of two teenagers while she took others to a waterpark.

The woman lied to police about the number of children she had in her care, which was more than the allowed by the city. The teenagers weren't registered as caregivers.