A Farnham man will serve 24 years for the strangulation, malicious wounding and abuse of his 14-month-old daughter.
Aaron Kenny, 23, pleaded guilty in January for seriously injuring the toddler when caring for his two children last July while their mother worked. When the children’s mother returned home, she noticed the little girl was behaving abnormally and contacted the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Nick Goodwyn said that the little girl was lethargic, motionless and had noticeable facial bruising when he arrived. The child was flown to MCV Hospital in Richmond where she was treated by a pediatric trauma team for both internal and external injuries.
Ashley Martin, a forensic nurse, reported that the victim suffered blunt force trauma resulting in more than 30 bruises, including to her abdomen and face. She said the child also had fluid around her kidneys and liver and suffered pancreatic damage.
After a week in the hospital, the toddler was released and had since made full recovery.
“Aaron Kenny’s 14-month-old child could not tell the court what he did or precisely how she suffered at his hands, but Deputy Goodwyn’s careful, thorough investigation and Dr. Foster’s expansive knowledge helped give her injuries a voice in court,” Libby Tribble, commonwealth’s attorney for Richmond County, said.
“The sentence he serves will not bring her full healing, but will insure continued safety for her, her sister and her mother.”
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