Man sentenced for abusing toddler

James Fitzhugh (Courtesy Butler County Sheriff's Office)
James Fitzhugh (Courtesy Butler County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Liberty Township man was sentenced Tuesday on child endangering and rape in the assault of his girlfriend's 21-month-old daughter.

James Fitzhugh will spend the next 13 years behind bars.

Fitzhugh was arrested last fall after the child was taken to the hospital with questionable injuries. Investigators say Fitzhugh was providing care for the child when the abuse happened. The child's injuries were non-life threatening.

The child's injuries are non-life threatening and is reported to be recovering at home with the mother.