Amy Eileen Roberts, who prosecutors say abused her daughter to such an extent the child may end up blind, pleaded guilty Monday to third-degree felony obstruction of justice and class A misdemeanor child abuse.
Roberts, 30, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 6 before 3rd District Judge Sheila McCleve.
The child, who will turn 3 on Sept. 6, is now in the custody of her biological father.
In return for Roberts' guilty plea, a plea bargain resulted in dismissal of seven second-degree felony charges of child abuse and the reduction of the eighth charge from a second-degree felony to the class A misdemeanor.
Roberts' live-in boyfriend, Derrick Lee Crispin, 30, also was charged with the same crimes as Roberts originally faced in connection with the Jan. 6 incident. He is set to appear in court Aug. 25.
Doctors at Primary Children's Medical Center found chemical burns to the girl's face, eyes and hands, with such damage to the corneas that the girl may go blind. She also had multiple cuts on her hands, eyelids and face; multiple broken bones in both hands; lost teeth and bruised lips consistent with blunt-force trauma; and patches of missing hair that appeared to have been yanked from the child's head, according to court documents.