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September 7, 2012

Baby beater gets 10-23 months

DANVILLE — A Bloomsburg man will spend less than a year in jail for fracturing his 1-month-old daughter’s ribs.

Robert Oliver Altieri, 23, was given credit for 182 days already served in jail, as part of his sentence of 10-23 months in jail. He was taken immediately to the Montour County Jail following his sentencing by Columbia-Montour counties President Judge Thomas James Jr.

“I’m sorry for what I did,” Altieri told the judge before he was sentenced.

James sentenced him to the jail term for endangering the welfare of a child, a concurrent term of 3 months to 23 months for simple assault and a concurrent term of two years on probation for simple assault. Those sentences also carried fines totaling $900.

Altieri’s attorney, George Wagner, said his client hadn’t recognized the severity of the charges and hasn’t seen the child or attempted to see her since his arrest.

Montour County District Attorney Rebecca Warren said Altieri punched his daughter a number of times.

Altieri, who was free on bail, was arrested Feb. 1.

Mahoning Township police charged Altieri with punching his daughter, Cloey, and fracturing three of her ribs. The injuries occurred from Dec. 19-28.

When previously entering the guilty pleas, Altieri told the judge he didn’t remember the incidents because he has blackouts.

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