Amanda Stamper, 33, was previously indicted on seven counts of felony child abuse and neglect by a grand jury in Clark County. In December, Stamper pleaded guilty to three felony counts of child abuse, neglect, or endangerment.
On Thursday, Clark County District Court Judge Nadia Krall sentenced Stamper to serve between seven and 18 years in prison for failing to protect children from horrific abuse.
Before being sentenced, Stamper told the courtroom, “I’m embarrassed to be here. 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.”
Stamper was a sex worker and worked as a pimp for her 32-year-old husband, Travis Doss. Police said Stamper failed to prevent her wannabe rapper husband, known as “Trap Montana, from brutally abusing the children – ages 2 to 11.
Authorities said Stamper only blew the whistle on the appalling child abuse after she learned that her husband had been cheating on her.
Stamper only contacted authorities after she reportedly sent Doss nearly 100 text messages that went unanswered by her husband.
Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Dena Rinetti noted that it was evident that it “was all about her and it was never about children.”
“Every single day the defendant failed to protect her six stepchildren,” Rinetti added. “Her actions and her inactions will affect these children for the rest of their lives.”
Rinetti said Doss locked up one of the children in a dog cage for five days while starving him. The child was reportedly severely malnourished.
The police bodycam footage from June 2023 showed two children locked in dog cages as the other minors were left alone inside a one-bedroom motel unit. KLAS-TV reported that many of the children were covered in bruises and extremely malnourished.
Doss even texted a photo of one of the children appearing to be dead and told Stamper that he had killed the boy. The child turned out to be alive.
Stamper claimed she was a victim of her husband and was terrified to report the child abuse.
Rinetti argued that if Stamper truly felt that she was in danger, she had access to a vehicle and opportunities to leave the home and call police or Child Protective Services.
The grand jury indicted Doss on 38 felony counts of child abuse, two counts of first-degree kidnapping, one count of sex trafficking, and one count of living off of the earnings of a prostitute. Stamper is the alleged victim of the sex trafficking accusations.
At the time of his arrest, Doss had an active warrant for aggravated assault committed in South Carolina, according to North Myrtle Beach Police.
Doss is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 29.
At the time of their arrests, Stamper and Doss had one child together. Stamper reportedly gave birth to another child in December.
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