Fifteen years in prison await a Danville woman who sexually and physically abused her three adopted children, after she signed a plea deal with prosecutors.
The agreement recommends that Patricia Harris serve 10 years for second-degree sodomy and five years for first-degree sexual abuse, and requires her to register as a sex offender.
The deal also includes 10 years each for three counts of criminal abuse to run concurrently, meaning Harris will serve a total of 15 years.
If Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler approves the agreement, Harris will be formally sentenced Oct. 14.
Harris, 54, of 629 Apache Trail pleaded to crimes involving three sisters, ages 5, 6 and 8, whom Harris adopted after they were placed in her home by the state for foster care. The girls have since been placed with other foster families in town.