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21-year-old convicted in child endangerment case

Dakota Doss, From Clermont County. Dakota Doss, From Clermont County.
CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A 21-year-old is convicted of shaking, hitting and biting an 8-month-old in a 2013 incident that kept the child in the intensive care unit for three weeks.

Dakota Doss, of Amelia, will be sentenced later this month for two felony counts of endangering children.

Experts from Cincinnati Children's Hospital testified before a Clermont County court that the injuries sustained by the baby were a result of non-accidental trauma and consistent with shaking a child.

Doss called 911 on June 2, 2013 to report that his girlfriend's child was choking and having difficulty breathing. Authorities said he was home alone babysitting while the mother was at work.

“The defendant gave several conflicting statements to law enforcement which included admissions to biting her inner thigh, hitting her backside, and shaking the child,” according to Scott C. O'Reilly, Clermont County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.

The child had to undergo surgery and the incident affected her eyesight and cognitive functioning, prosecutors say.

The trail, presided over by Clermont County Judge Thomas Herman, lasted nearly three weeks. Doss will return to court Feb. 26 for a sentence hearing, which could land him nine to 36 months in prison for the first count and two to eight years for the second.

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