Archive for Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Eudora man given two-year probation term in connection with child’s broken arm

October 30, 2012


A 24-year-old Eudora man was sentenced Tuesday to a two-year probation term in connection with a broken arm his 4-year-old daughter suffered in April.

Max A. Alcanter, as part of a plea bargain, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery.

The probation sentenced handed down by Douglas County District Judge Kay Huff was recommended by both the defense and prosecutors. Huff noted that Alcanter — who had no previous criminal history — attended all of his court and counseling sessions, and had received positive feedback from service providers.

Alcanter has been working with service providers to re-integrate back into his daughter’s life, his defense attorney said.


KansasLiberal 5 years, 7 months ago

Beat your child so severely that you break her arm? Probation. Take a nude photograph of your child? Life in prison. America sure is a strange place.

ksjayhawk74 5 years, 7 months ago

2 years probation for breaking his daughters arm. If he had been caught in cultivating 5 or more marijuana plants, he would be looking at 4 - 7 years in prison.

The state of Kansas would rather have you break your child's arm than have you grow weed.

somedude20 5 years, 7 months ago

His real punishment will be earning his daughter's love and trust back.....I hope he is really trying and not acting and I also agree that he is getting off with a light sentence

5 years, 7 months ago

It's a light sentence, yes, but what good could he do for her from prison? The fact that the dude attended all his sessions tells me that he's really, really trying (as a foster parent, I can assure you that's rare). Call me soft-on-crime, but I really don't think taking him physically away is an answer in this case.

That said, cultivating 5 or more marijuana plants ought to qualify for a farm subsidy rather than prison. At least until we can get rid of farm subsidies.

Jessie Stoltenow 5 years, 7 months ago

I didn't see where it said it was because he abused her. Kids' arms can be easily broken. If they were just playing around, it could have happened.

LWbored 5 years, 7 months ago

Yeah... was she otherwise beaten? Did she fall of the roof? Full story please. Actually this isn't newsworthy.

lunacydetector 5 years, 7 months ago

all an assumption but this is douglas county, the judge probably left it up to an uncredentialed and unqualified case manager to render the decision.

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