Mom decries sentence to ex who burned, abused her baby
An Austintown man accused of abusing his ex-girlfriend’s baby stood in silence as he was sentenced to four years in prison on a second-degree felony child endangering conviction.
Timothy White, 30, was sentenced Friday by Judge Lou A D’Apolito of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court. The charge stemmed from injuries to the now 3-year-old girl sustained in November 2009 while in White’s care.
The child, whose name was never made public by police, suffered brain damage, a broken rib, stomach bleeds, damage to her liver and adrenal glands, second-degree burns on her genitals, foot and finger — and hemorrhaging in one eye that an Austintown detective previously said is a potential sign of shaken baby syndrome.
Before White was sentenced, the girl’s mother Jacqueline Bagshaw told the court White’s sentence “doesn’t touch the punishment this monster deserves ... No time is enough for what he has done.”
She and her daughter have spent months trying to work through the “pain this so-called human being put us through.”
Her daughter requires special care as a result of her injuries,and is a different child, Bagshaw said.
She “will never be the little girl she was born to be,” she said. “She is changed, and I notice it every day.”
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