Kanesha Godin of Fountain was sentenced Friday for felony child abuse.
Prosecutors say she asked a fellow Fort Carson soldier to check in on and feed the children — ages 3 and 4 — once a day.
The friend, Victoria Louis, said she believed she was giving a baby sitter a break and would lock the children back in the bedroom when she left. Louis was sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to report the situation.
Police found the children in a dark, hot bedroom with feces spread throughout the room and on themselves. The children were turned over to their father.