2013-11-09 / Potter County News

Man sentenced to five years in prison for assault of toddler

One of the Coudersport residents charged in connection with the physical abuse of a 19-month-old child was sentenced last week to at least five years in state prison.

Borough Police charged Vincent J. Floyd, now 34, with aggravated assault and four other charges. He recently pleaded guilty to the assault charge.

The victim’s mother, Kali Ann Denhoff, 22, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child. She is serving a sentence of one to two years in the McKean County Jail.

According to court records, the child suffered multiple injuries after Floyd moved into the household in early 2012. Charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on Jan. 25, 2013, after the child was taken to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and found to have a broken femur and other injuries, some of which had been inflicted weeks or months earlier.

Floyd and Denhoff gave conflicting statements about how the injuries occurred and later conceded that they lied. Denhoff was charged for failing to obtain immediate medical attention for the victim after learning of the injuries.

Potter County President Judge Stephen Minor ordered Floyd to pay a $1,000 fine and court costs and to perform 300 hours of community service. He also must obtain a GED and attend anger management and parenting classes.

Judge Minor said he chose a prison term on the high end of the state’s sentencing limits due to the brutality of the assault on a young child.

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