Troy man convicted of felony child endangering

A Troy man convicted of felony child endangering in the injury of a 16 month old girl was sentenced Monday to one year in prison.

James C. Craft, 24, pleaded guilty in August in Miami County Common Pleas Court.

Troy police were called Oct. 30 to a report of an injured child being taken to the hospital from a Michigan Avenue house. The child received treatment at Dayton Children's Hospital for serious injuries, according to the police report and charges filed against Craft.

Police saidCraft was the girl's mother's boyfriend. Witnesses said he took the girl into a bedroom while she was crying and closed the door. Awhile later, Craft opened the door and called for others at the house to help because the child was on the floor, unresponsive, police said in describing their interviews with the others at the house.

In a written statement read in court, the child's parents said she suffered a skull fracture that will affect her for life. Judge Christopher Gee said he was concerned by Craft's remark that the child was "harmed" before place d in his care.

"This is an awful thing to happen to a child," Gee said. "I am troubled ... you haven't taken responsibility for your conduct."