CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Charleston man has been sentenced to the Anthony Center for Youthful Offenders for physically abusing his 13-month-old daughter.
Collin Bigger, 20, was arrested last year after the girl was treated at a local hospital for injuries the mother said were suffered when he slammed the child onto a toilet in anger.
The girl had multiple bruises and injuries, according to police and prosecutors.
Bigger pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in injury, a felony.
He could have been sentenced to one to five years in prison, but Kanawha Circuit Judge Tod Kaufman suspended the imposition of that sentence and will allow him to complete the Anthony Center program as an alternative.
Bigger also was sentenced to five years of extended supervision following that program. He was previously sentenced to six months in jail after being charged in a domestic incident involving his wife. He will be sent to the Anthony Center after that sentence is completed.
The child was removed from the home by Child Protective Services and now lives with relatives.
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