Man who scalded Centerville boy, 2, sentenced

UPDATE @ 3:44 p.m. (May 18):

William Lindsey, 28, was sentenced today to 10½ years in prison for causing severe burns to his girlfriend’s young son.

He was convicted April 9 of felonious assault, tampering with evidence and two counts of endangering children.

The toddler suffered life-threatening burns to over 90 percent of his body while in the care of Lindsey on April 26, 2017, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. The child was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital South in Springboro, then flown to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

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The man found guilty of scalding a 2-year-old boy at a Centerville apartment on Loganwood Drive last April is set for sentencing.

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William Lindsey, 28, entered a guilty plea last week to charges of felonious assault, tampering with evidence and two counts of endangering children.

Lindsey, the 2-year-old boy’s stepfather, severely burned the boy in the bathtub after the child defecated through his clothing, according to court documents.

Court documents filed by children’s services indicated Lindsey was taking care of the boy while the boy’s mother was at a doctor’s appointment.

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