Man gets 8 years for beating 2-year-old son
BARSTOW • A Barstow man was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for severely beating his toddler son days after the child’s second birthday.
This will be a second strike for Anthony Carmona, 41, who was previously convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in Victorville. This is also Carmona’s second child abuse conviction.
Deputy District Attorney Shannon Faherty said she felt the outcome was appropriate considering Carmona’s criminal history and the victim’s young age.
“When you hurt a child that young I think eight years is probably pretty decent...” Faherty said. “You don’t understand how someone could do that to such a little tiny thing.”
Carmona was arrested June 29 after police investigated severe injuries of the toddler boy taken to Barstow Community Hospital. The child was treated for a broken leg, several contusions and bruising to his head, back and legs — injuries so extensive he had to be transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center for additional treatment.
The victim’s mother called the police from the emergency room, where she told officers she was at work when the injuries took place at her and Carmona’s home on the 700 block of Dolph Court.
The victim has since made a full recovery and won’t have any lasting effects from his injuries, Faherty said.
The mother requested the court order Carmona to have no contact with her or the child.
Deputy Public Defender Paul Henderson did not return messages for comment Monday.
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