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Lawrence man, 33, sentenced to prison following no-contest plea to aggravated battery

August 8, 2011

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A Douglas County judge Monday sentenced a 33-year-old Lawrence man to serve two years prison for a December incident in which his 5-month-old daughter broke her arm.

District Judge Kay Huff ordered Curtis J. Johnson to serve 27 months in prison. Johnson pleaded no contest to aggravated battery in June. Prosecutors accused of him abusing the girl. She had been taken to a doctor’s office with bone fractures and was later hospitalized.

After Johnson’s December arrest, family members said the girl’s injuries were an accident, but Douglas County prosecutors disagreed.

Huff noted Johnson already has served 76 days in jail, and he is eligible to receive an additional 20 percent off his sentence for good behavior.

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LJ Whirled 2 years, 8 months ago

"C'mon, 5-month-old baby girl! You wanna piece o' this?"

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cheeseburger 2 years, 8 months ago

'A Douglas County judge Monday sentenced a 33-year-old Lawrence man to serve two years prison'

More award-winning writing by Diepenbrock. He would do well to take a page from Shaun Hittle's book about how to man up to mistakes and correct them, but his arrogance won't allow it.

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Pywacket 2 years, 8 months ago

Snap, you're on the right track, but let's stop mincing words here. "....a December incident in which this "fine gentleman" broke the arm of his 5-month-old daughter..."

So tired of reading polite language that beats around the bush for criminal thugs.

Any, yeah, how about that "good behavior"? I guess it's easy to exhibit good behavior in jail, where there aren't any helpless, innocent infants to manhandle.

You think a few months in jail will cure this jerk and keep him from abusing the child further? Guess again. Next time he does this, "family members" will probably just fail to take the child to the doc, so the abuse won't be reported. Any "family members" who stand up for a POS over the infant he abuses should hang their heads in shame. You know damn well what happened.

They don't prosecute innocent accidents--medical personnel and law enforcement know the difference in the types of injuries involved. And an upstanding citizen wouldn't plead "no contest" if he had done nothing wrong and had a good name to uphold.

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akt2 2 years, 8 months ago

What a sorry situation. Court mandated vasectomy should have been part of the sentence. All things considered this would alleviate any future attempts at parenting. Less costly for the State of Kansas in the long run as well.

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somedude20 2 years, 8 months ago

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 8 months ago

Try "...a December incident in which his 5-month-old daughter suffered a broken arm..."

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Rick Aldrich 2 years, 8 months ago

Good behavior? For crying out loud he broke a 5 month old baby's arm. WTH? What a low life.

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