Pulaski County mom charged with forcing daughter to drink alcohol sentenced to 20 years

Miranda Polston (Pulaski County Detention Center)

SOMERSET, Ky. (WDKY) - A Somerset woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being charged with forcing her 14-year-old daughter to drink.

Miranda Polston was on probation for a felony when she was accused of forcing her daughter to drink alcohol. As a result, a hearing was held and the judge decided to revoke her probation, giving her a 20-year sentence.

Somerset police say Miranda Polston caught her daughter drinking alcohol Mar. 10. Polston decided to punish her by forcing her to drink alcohol to the point of "extreme intoxication to get her sick."

Police say parts of the incident were captured on video, which shows the teen being held in a chair so she wouldn't fall over. One male juvenile was holding her up while another was offering her more alcohol.

The mother is heard on the video saying she could be on MTV and would get $1 million if she kept drinking.

Investigators heard the victim making a "gurgling sound" in the video when being fed more alcohol. She then fell face first on the floor. Everyone in the video proceeded to laugh.

Polston later told authorities she wanted to teach her daughter not to drink because alcohol is bad for her. She was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree criminal abuse.

Polston told Fox 56 in March she plans to fight the criminal abuse charge, and she will stand trial in July.

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