Source: CVDaily Feed
LOGAN — A 41-year-old Logan man was sentenced to one-year in jail after previously being found guilty of child abuse, a second-degree felony.
Miguel Elias-Cervantes appeared in 1st District Court, Tuesday afternoon.
State attorney Tony Baird reminded the court of how Elias-Cervantes was found guilty of beating a 15-year-old boy with a broom handle like object. He also described how the boy asked police officers not to let his dad hurt him anymore.
Elias-Cervantes’ attorney said his client’s family did not want to see him sentenced to jail because he would likely be deported back to Mexico.
Judge Brian Cannell said he was concerned for the family’s well being, but will always error on the side of protecting children.
In May, a jury found Elias-Cervantes guilty of one charge of child abuse and not guilty in a second. He is believed to be in the country illegally.