Lewiston father sentenced to jail for child abuse and drug charges

LOGAN — A 25-year-old Lewiston father has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty previously to physically abusing his two young daughters and other drug charges.

Colton Wright appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon.

State attorney Spencer Walsh said the girls were hurt in May, 2013. At the time, Wright told investigators he was high on methamphetamine and couldn’t remember the abuse. The girls’ mother also said she was high at the time and couldn’t remember the abuse either.

Walsh called the case very sad and said no matter what, if Wright would have been sober, the girls would not have been hurt.

Judge Kevin Allen said the unclear facts in the case were the only thing keeping Wright from going to prison. He also noted Wright’s lengthy criminal history, saying he had been in his courtroom on 31 different criminal offenses.

Wright refused to comment while in court.

Judge Allen also sentenced Wright to one-year of probation after his release from jail.

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