Ohio Man Convicted of Burning, Stomping Young Child

(BRYAN, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that an Ohio man has been convicted on multiple felony charges for abusing and torturing a one-year-old girl in 2017.

Following a bench trial, Alan K. Laney, 48, of Montpelier, was found guilty of one felony count of felonious assault and seven felony counts of endangering children.

The verdict was handed down this afternoon by Williams County Common Pleas Court Judge John Thomas Stelzer.

The case was investigated by authorities with the Montpelier Police Department and prosecuted by special prosecutors working as part of Attorney General DeWine’s Crimes Against Children Initiative.

“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,” said Attorney General DeWine. “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 will be sentenced on June 6, 2018.


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