Man jailed 6 years for child endangerment
A man found guilty of causing serious physical harm to a 22-month-old girl in Fostoria in 2011 was sentenced to a total of 6 years in prison Thursday.
Randall J. Daley, 26, a former resident of Fostoria who was previously found guilty by a jury on charges of child endangerment and kidnapping, was sentenced by visiting judge Jonathan Hein, who also presided over the trial.
During Thursday’s hearing, Seneca County Prosecutor Derek DeVine asked Hein to impose a 22-year sentence, citing the serious injuries the young girl endured over a three-day period.
“The injuries that she suffered were traumatic, severe and more numerous than I can count,” DeVine told Hein.
Daley and his girlfriend at the time, Tellina Tenney, 26, of Fostoria, were indicted on felony charges for their role in the abuse of the girl. Injures to the girl included bruises on her face, arms, legs, back and torso, and first-degree burns on a significant portion of her body from being held in a hot bath.
Tenney pleaded guilty to charges of child endangerment last year and was sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison.
Daley’s attorney, Mark Klepatz, told Hein Thursday Daley maintained his innocence in having a role in the abuse. Klepatz said Tenney had been the perpetrator.
“The only thing I have to say is that I’m sorry the injuries happened to the child. It should have never happened,” Daley told Hein prior to the announcement of his sentence. “I’m maintaining my innocence that I was not involved in it.”
Daley’s father, Robert Daley, also spoke Thursday.
“I absolutely believe Tellina Tenney is responsible for these actions,” he told Hein.
Daley indicated Thursday he wished to appeal his conviction.
Following the hearing Thursday, DeVine said he was surprised by the sentenced handed down.
“I’m very surprised that the court only imposed a sentence of six years. As I indicated in my argument, I believe that a much longer sentence was appropriate because of the significance of the injuries and the number of injuries the child suffered. Ms. Tenney got 14 years and she accepted responsibility for what she’s done. Mr. Daley did not accept responsibility and got significantly less,” he said.