Posted on: February 23, 2024, 04:57h. 

Last updated on: February 23, 2024, 04:58h.

A Las Vegas woman, whose stepchildren were locked in a dog cage and suffered other forms of abuse, was sentenced Thursday to at least seven years in prison.

Amanda Stamper
Amanda Stamper in a mug shot, pictured above. She was sentenced in connection with child abuse. (Image: LVMPD)

Amanda Stamper, 33, could spend as much as 18 years behind bars, under the sentence handed down by Clark County District Court Judge Nadia Krall.

While in court, Stamper apologized for the abusive conditions suffered by each of the six stepchildren.

Defendant Was Scared

“I’m embarrassed to be here,” Stamper told the judge before sentencing. “I know I should have done something sooner.”

I do take full responsibility for it. I was not in the best situation either and I was scared.”

When Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers arrived at their apartment last June after Stamper called 911, two of the six kids were in the locked cage. Four others were in the apartment. All were unattended.

They each suffered from various abuse which took place over the course of a year, prosecutors revealed.

None of the children were enrolled in school, even though they ranged in age from two to 11 years old.

In December, Stamper pleaded guilty to reduced charges of three counts of child abuse, neglect, or endangerment. She had been indicted on seven counts of child abuse and neglect.

Every single day the defendant failed to protect her six stepchildren,” Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dena Rinetti revealed in court. “Her actions and her inactions will affect these children for the rest of their lives.”

Husband Faces 42 Charges

Stamper’s husband, Travis Doss, 32, a rapper known professionally as “Trap Montana,” allegedly abused the children.

One of the kids was forced by Doss to live in the dog cage for five days and apparently was given no food to eat, Rinetti said in court.

At another point, Doss sent Stamper a photo of a kid who appeared deceased after abusive conditions, Rinetti said. The youngster didn’t die.

At least some of the children were beaten to such an extent with a skillet, it had “dents in it from the children’s heads,” Stamper has claimed.

Doss has been indicted on 38 counts of child abuse, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, a count of sex trafficking, and a count of living off of the earnings of a prostitute.

Doss’s case is pending after he pled not guilty to the multiple charges. He’s scheduled to next appear in court on Thursday and remains in the Clark County Detention Center.

Stamper was the victim in the sex trafficking case, according to Las Vegas TV station KLAS.

Because of the abuse she suffered, Stamper should have been given probation rather than time in prison, her attorney, Caesar Almase, argued before the judge.

Very clearly she was not thinking rationally,” Almase said.

The couple were the birth parents of two other children. They were not abused, Stamper revealed.

Both Stamper and Doss have faced charges in other states, KLAS reported. The couple first met in Atlanta in 2017, according to the New York Post.

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