An Oshkosh couple must move from the home where they allegedly made a 13-year-old daughter stay confined to a bedroom up to 22 hours a day.
Clint and Lynn Engstrom were evicted by a Winnebago County court official Wednesday, a day after he ordered that they each should stand trial on a charge of mental abuse of a child.
Court Commissioner Daniel Bissett ruled in favor of their landlord who said they were not paying rent or utilities and owe more than $4,700.
The Engstroms, jailed in lieu of $25,000 bail each, face an eviction deadline of Monday to move out of the house. Bissett told them the deadline could not be extended.
The girl testified Wednesday that her father and stepmother ordered her to stay in her sparsely furnished upstairs bedroom for months, as punishment for her bad behavior that included hitting, kicking, lying and making "mean comments."
Defense lawyers said the Engstroms will plead not guilty at a hearing in Circuit Court Monday.