Vancouver Sun

Man who assaulted baby daughter sent to prison for five years


NANAIMO — A young father will spend the next five years in prison for repeatedly assaulting his baby daughter and causing her lifelong injuries.

B. C. Supreme Court Judge Robin Baird heard in a Nanaimo courtroom that the assaults on the girl, identified only as M. C., began in February 2013 by her now 24- year- old father.

Her injuries were identified when she was admitted to hospital and found to be suffering from skull fractures, a brain injury, fractured bones and bleeding on the brain.

Court heard the man, who can’t be identified because of a publicatio­n ban, was also a private in the military and confessed to police during an interview just days after his daughter’s hospitaliz­ation. Baird said posttrauma­tic epilepsy and cerebral palsy, blindness, developmen­tal delays and seizures are some of the results the toddler must now face.

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