Melvin, Iowa couple sentenced in child abuse case

White to serve 15 years in prison; Reisdorfer sentenced to five years probation.


SIBLEY, Iowa — Donna Rae Reisdorfer, of North Dakota and formerly of Melvin, and Derek Michael White, Melvin, were sentenced this week in a child abuse case that stemmed from a September 2020 investigation.

Both Reisdorfer and White were charged with one count of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person and two counts of child endangerment causing bodily injury. They were sentenced in Osceola County Court on Monday.

White was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charge of neglect or abandonment, and five years each, to be served concurrently, on the charges of child endangerment with bodily injury, for a total of 15 years imprisonment.

Reisdorfer pleaded guilty to felony-level child endangerment resulting in bodily injury and was sentenced to five years probation. She will also be required to pay a fine of $1,025, plus surcharge, court costs and court-appointed attorney's fees.

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