By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A Caldwell, Idaho man, Bryan Sears, will serve at least 3 years before he is eligible for parole repeated acts of abuse on a 2-year-old child. Sears was sentenced to 10 years in prison, ordered to have no contact with the victim, and pay the victim a $5,000 civil penalty. The twenty-six-year-old man pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child and admitted to injuring his girlfriend’s child over a 6-month span. The abuse caused the child to be hospitalized in December for more than a month with an injured pancreas. To read more about this story see Idaho man sentenced to 10 years after repeated abuse on 2-year-old.
Child abuse is a heinous offense. People who abuse children fail to realize the physical and emotional injuries inflicted upon the child at the time of the abuse and years thereafter. If you suspect an incident of child abuse contact local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible so a criminal investigation can be started; the best place for offenders is behind bars.