- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City man who admitted hitting a 15-month-old boy in the head after the child vomited on him has been sentenced to serve a decade in prison.

KEVN-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1GZz8a2 ) that 27-year-old Austin Ehnes was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison with five years suspended, and ordered to pay more than $740,000 in restitution. Ehnes had pleaded guilty in April to aggravated child abuse.

Authorities say Ehnes in December 2013 struck his then-girlfriend’s child, causing a brain injury. Prosecutor Lara Roetzel says the boy still suffers from partial paralysis and will always have developmental problems.

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Information from: KEVN-TV, https://www.kevn.com

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