A mother and her boyfriend were found guilty Wednesday of forcing the woman's 8-year-old daughter into a cold bath on multiple occasions by binding her wrists and ankles.

The Fukuoka District Court sentenced the 30-year-old man, Jun Yahiro, to three years in prison, suspended for five years with probation, and the mother to two years in prison, suspended for four years with probation.

The mother's name is being withheld to prevent the girl from being identified. Prosecutors had sought three-year prison terms for both the 30-year-old mother and the boyfriend who lived with the two.