CAPE CORAL FOSTER FATHER SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE
December 15, 2020
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Cape Coral man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child sexual abuse and child neglect out of Lee County and 25 years for similar crimes in Alabama.
Daniel Spurgeon, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a minor and no contest to multiple other counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and child neglect in Florida, according to the State Attorney’s Office.
Spurgeon was also sentenced to 25 years in Alabama for similar charges, according to court documents. He will be extradited to Alabama to serve the two sentences at the same time.
Spurgeon and his wife, Jenise, 57, were arrested in 2016 after some of the teens they were fostering told police about the abuse, according to the Cape Coral Police Department.
The couple were housing 10 kids at the time ages ranging from 8 years old to 16.
Jenise Spurgeon’s next court date is scheduled for January 5, 2021. She is facing 10 charges of aggravated child abuse, according to court documents.
The couple started fostering kids in 2004 and had previously lived in Alabama.
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