Aurora man who abused infant gets probation

Posted at 1:55 PM, Mar 02, 2016

A man convicted of causing serious bodily injury to a 46-day-old infant in Aurora has been sentenced to five years probation.

Evan Joseph Mcclure, 21, was sentenced Tuesday in Arapahoe County.

On April 25, 2014, Aurora Police responded to Children's Hospital on a call of suspicion of child abuse.  

The mother of the infant contacted the child's primary care physician because she suspected her child had a broken arm. Upon arrival to Children's, doctors found the infant had 20 fractured ribs, a fractured arm, a skull fracture, a bruised forehead and several other injuries.

Investigators interviewed Mcclure, who is the infant's father, who said he had "played rough" with the infant earlier in the morning. The infant's mother was in the shower during this time, and noticed her child's broken arm when she got out.

Mcclure was found guilty of breaking the infant's arm and bruising the forehead of the infant, but was acquitted of causing the rib fractures.

The infant is expected to make a complete recovery.

District Attorney George Brauchler was upset no jail time was given to Mcclure.

"To say that I am extremely disappointed by this result would be an understatement," said Brauchler. "A probation sentence under these circumstances shows exactly why Colorado has, and needs, mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes."


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