Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Tammy O'Brien on July 30 sentenced Stow resident Josiah A. Andexler to 30 months in prison for severely beating a 7 1/2-month-old boy he was babysitting.
The infant has fully recovered, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's office.
Andexler, 29, pleaded guilty to third-degree felony child endangering June 26.
He was arrested in November 2014 and indicted by a grand jury in December on second-degree felony charges of assault and endangering children and third-degree felony endangering children.
Andexler agreed to a plea deal for the guilty charge on the third-degree felony charge of child endangering, according to the prosecutor's office.
On Aug. 11, 2014, the prosecutor's office said, Andexler was watching the infant for about four hours. Later that evening, the child's mother noticed bruising on the infant's face, back, and stomach. Doctors also found marks around the infant's neck they say were possibly caused by someone grabbing and pulling the infant by his clothes. Doctors later diagnosed the infant with two broken ribs and a laceration to his liver.