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Man Sentenced for Beating Two-Month-Old

GIRARDVILLE — A man in Schuylkill County pleaded no contest on Tuesday to assaulting his two-month-old baby.

Peter Howard’s plea means he does not admit guilt, but a judge could sentence him as though he had.  He was later sentenced to five to up to 14 years in prison.

Several years ago he was convicted in Australia, in connection with the killing of a child he was babysitting.

Prosecutors said Howard beat the child at a home in Girardville in 2012.

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