Creston mom gets probation for felony child abuse

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A 42-year-old Creston woman has been given four years of probation for felony child abuse.  Janelle Gertsch had pleaded no contest to three counts after prosecutors dropped two other counts. Gertsch was sentenced last week in Platte County District Court.  Prosecutors say Gertsch and her boyfriend, Larry Einspahr Jr., beat and spanked her 12-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter on multiple occasions. In May Einspahr was sentenced to 30 to 36 months in prison.