CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Cheyenne couple has been sentenced to prison for child abuse and abusing a vulnerable adult.

Dennis and Emily Larkins maintained their innocence during a Monday sentencing hearing in Laramie County. Their attorneys said they would be appealing the case and did not wish to make a statement.

Emily Larkins is a former chairwoman of a Laramie County organization that helps low-income families and children, Community Action of Laramie County,

Dennis Larkins, a 50-year-old with a felony criminal record, was sentenced to three to five years in prison.

The judge sentenced 49-year-old Emily Larkins to 18 to 36 months in prison.

The Larkins were charged last year after their teenage daughter showed school officials a photograph of a large, dark bruise on her younger brother.