Mom Who Lived With Sons in Storage Unit Sentenced

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014  |  Updated 6:56 AM EDT
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Police say two children were discovered living in a small storage unit in Ewing Township, New Jersey. Checkey Beckford reports.

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Police say two children were discovered living in a small storage unit in Ewing Township, New Jersey. Checkey Beckford reports.

The mother of two children who were living periodically in a 5-by-10-foot unit at a central New Jersey storage facility has been sentenced to probation.

Sheena Johnson apologized for the situation at her sentencing Friday.

The 28-year-old Ewing resident received probation as part of a deal reached in January in which she agreed to plead guilty to child abuse and contempt charges.

She initially was charged with child endangerment after her sons, then ages 5 and 10, were found in the storage facility last April. Officers checked the facility after Johnson was arrested for slashing her ex-boyfriend's tires.

The Times of Trenton reports Johnson thanked the judge for giving her a second chance.

Johnson gets supervised visits with her children, who have been in foster care since the incident.

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