Chandler man gets prison term in child abuse case - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

Chandler man gets prison term in child abuse case

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Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012 5:46 pm

A Chandler man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in a child abuse case.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 31-year-old Steven Saldana was sentenced Wednesday to a 27-month term.

They say Saldana pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after being initially charged with three counts of child abuse.

Saldana and his girlfriend were arrested last August after a baby she was caring for was hospitalized with 14 broken bones, multiple bruises and abrasions plus a cigarette burn.

Chandler police say Saldana abused the 4-month-old girl several times while he was living with 25-year-old Angelica Jimenez.

Police say Jimenez was a friend of the baby’s mother, who had lost custody.

Jimenez was sentenced in March to 10 years’ probation after pleading guilty to child abuse and hindering prosecution.

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