A Fostoria woman convicted of endangering children for abusing a 22-month-old girl was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday.
Tellina Tenney, 25, was sentenced to two consecutive prison terms of seven years each by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff following her plea of guilty to two counts of endangering children, a second-degree felony, in April.
A court spokeswoman said a charge of felonious assault was dismissed.
Tenney was indicted on the charges in September for causing serious physical harm to the girl in her home in Pelton's Mobile Home Park in July 2011. Tenney was the girlfriend of Randall Dailey, who was married to the girl's mother. He is not her father.
Injuries to the girl included first-degree burns on much of her body from being dipped in hot water in a bathtub, facial fractures and bruising.
She was taken to Fostoria Community Hospital two days after the abuse began, and then was transferred to The Toledo Hospital.
"During the investigation and in talking to doctors, we found that she wasn't just abused, she was tortured over numerous days," said Det. Kevin Reinbolt of the Seneca County Sheriff's Office.
Reinbolt said the girl, who is now a thriving toddler, is living in Findlay with foster parents.
He recently paid her a visit and said she has made strides recovering from physical and mental damage.
"At first she was having complications with her left arm and was threatened to death of going anywhere near bathtub," he said.
Reinbolt said charges have not been filed against Dailey, but an investigation continues.