Harvey man gets 3 years for placing baby in scalding water

2012-10-29T20:45:00Z 2012-10-29T21:12:32Z Harvey man gets 3 years for placing baby in scalding waterTimes Staff nwitimes.com
October 29, 2012 8:45 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A 23-year-old Harvey, Ill., man was given a three-year sentence for placing an infant in a bathtub of scalding water, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter announced Monday.

Joshua Crayton pleaded guilty but mentally ill to neglect of a dependent, admitting he injured the child while he was baby-sitting Sept. 2, 2011, in a Hammond home.

The child suffered burns, Carter said.

Court records show Crayton was sentenced to 36 months in prison, with 10 months suspended to be served on probation.

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