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Cuyahoga Falls man sentenced to prison for severely injuring infant

From Staff report Published: September 7, 2016 2:31 PM

Akron -- A Cuyahoga Falls man was sentenced to five years in prison for violently shaking his girlfriend's baby, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

William Jobe, 29, of Second Street, was sentenced on Sept. 7 by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Gallagher.

On Aug. 4, Jobe had pleaded guilty to endangering children, a second-degree felony.

According to Cuyahoga Falls police, emergency crews responded to the Second Street home on Aug. 19, 2015, after a call to 911 to report an 8-month-old who was having difficulty breathing. The 8-month-old was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

During a police interview, Jobe, who was the live-in boyfriend of the baby's mother and was home alone at the time of the incident, admitted to shaking the infant. The shaking was so severe, the infant suffered temporary paralysis, according to the prosecutor.

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