- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A father has pleaded guilty to assault in what authorities called the worst case of child abuse they had ever seen.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1pL2yeM ) that Daquon Gomillion faces 15 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 12.

Prosecutors say his 5-year-old boy was beaten repeatedly with a cord during an extended period of time and a portion of an ear is missing.

John Leventhal of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital said the child has extensive scarring over most of his body and the scars are too numerous to count.

The 23-year-old Gomillion pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and risk of injury to a child under the Alford Doctrine, which means he doesn’t admit his guilt but concedes there is a good chance he could be found guilty if he went to trial.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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