Terre Haute man sentenced in child abuse case that ended with 14-month-old boy's tongue split with scissors

A Terre Haute man heard his fate for his role in a child abuse case.

Posted: Aug 26, 2019 4:15 PM
Updated: Aug 26, 2019 5:30 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute man heard his fate for his role in a child abuse case.

Scott Edwards was sentenced to 28 years on Monday afternoon.

He was charged with aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent.

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He received 14-years for each count.

Edwards entered a guilty plea on the child neglect case back in May.

According to court records, Edwards was taking care of his girlfriend's 14-month-old son, Cameron.

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During that time, records show Cameron suffered a split-tongue, likely cut with scissors, along with several other bruises and injuries.

Edwards will appeal the decision. 

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