BRYAN, Ohio (WTAP) - An Ohio man has been convicted on 8 felony charges for abusing and torturing a 1-year-old girl in 2017, leaving her with burns and other injuries.
On Friday, after a bench trial, Williams County Common Pleas Court Judge John Thomas Stelzer found Alan K. Laney, 48, of Montpelier, Ohio, guilty of one felony count of felonious assault and seven felony counts of endangering children.
The case was investigated by the Montpelier Police Department and prosecuted by special prosecutors working as part of Attorney General DeWine's Crimes Against Children Initiative.
According to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine,
"The helpless victim in this case was only 17 months old when the defendant burned her with a cigarette, stomped and hit her in the face, trampled on her leg, and hit her with a flyswatter. A child should never be subject to that kind of trauma, and I am dedicated to holding accountable those who harm Ohio's children."
Laney is scheduled to be sentenced on June 6, 2018.