LINCOLN (AP) — A 26-year-old Lincoln man has been given 15 months behind bars for negligent child abuse.
Sirjustin Andersen was sentenced Wednesday.
Police had questioned Andersen on March 26 after the baby’s mother took their 11-week-old son to a Lincoln hospital. It was discovered there that the boy had a leg fracture.
A court affidavit says Andersen told an officer about having trouble getting the boy properly situated in an infant car seat that morning and had used force on his son’s legs. Andersen said the boy cried and screamed at one point.
The affidavit said Andersen was upset and apologetic about hurting his son.