Man sentenced to 7 years for ignoring abuse

A 27-year-old Milwaukee man was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison after his wife beat a 13-month-old child to death and tortured the child's 2-year-old sister, authorities said. He is charged with failing to protect or care for the children during the weeks of abuse, court records say. According to court records, he claims he was unaware of the abuse in the household.

The Milwaukee County Circuit Judge said the 2-year-old had obvious marks on her arms, legs and face that the man could not have ignored. The judge said the man ignored daily opportunities to report the abuse and seek help and protection for the two children. His wife was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the incident.

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