YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - A judge has chastised three adults as he sentenced them to jail and probation time for the branding of a 17-year-old boy last year.
Mahoning County Judge Lou D’Apolito (deh-POL’-ih-toh) told the adults that laws protecting children exist because kids don’t always exercise the best judgment.
The Youngstown Vindicator reports (https://bit.ly/1LZ2hlz ) the judge said in this case it was the three adults who acted like children.
The judge sentenced the two men and one woman to punishments ranging from a year of probation and a 30-day suspended jail sentence to nine months in jail and three years probation.
The three were charged with heating the lid of a snuff can and also using martial-arts darts to brand the teen on his buttocks in Struthers in suburban Youngstown.
Information from: The Vindicator, https://www.vindy.com
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