Thomas J. Knapp was sentenced Wednesday in Williams County Court to the recommended 4 years in prison for his involvement in the injuries to a young child.
Prosecutors said that on Nov. 4, 2012 an 8 month old child was left in the care of Knapp while her mother went to the grocery store.
Knapp was the only person there, and the infant sustained “serious and debilitating injuries” that hospital officials said they believed were not accidental.
Knapp was indicted in November. In July, he entered an Alford plea for the charge of endangering children.
The Bryan Times reports that Knapp faced a minimum sentence of two years in jail, with a maximum of eight years. The recommended sentence, which was handed down, was four years.