Mexico man sentenced to ten years in prison for child abuse
AUDRAIN COUNTY - A Mexico man was sentenced to ten years in prison Friday after severely abusing a three-month-old child.
Monte Corriel Ashcraft broke the child's arm and ribs. He picked up the baby by its arm and, after it broke, did not get the necessary medical attention.
The child was then reinjured over a three day period. The prosecution said the rib injury was most-likely caused by squeezing with excessive force.
Ashcraft was found guilty after a two-day trial in May for child abuse with serious physical injury and endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.
Ashcraft is also charged with not feeding the child and lying to a pediatrician about it.