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Man gets jail term for child abuse in Arnold

| Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, 5:06 p.m.

A Belle Vernon man was sentenced to six to 20 years in a state prison Monday for violently squeezing his 6-week-old son in 2012.

Ronald Duane Cinkan Jr., 21, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts each of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment and a single count of endangering the welfare of children before Judge John E. Blahovec, who imposed a seven-year probation term after the period of incarceration.

According to court records, the Dec. 15 incident occurred at Cinkan's former home in Arnold. The baby's mother told police she saw Cinkan squeezing the baby to his chest when the baby stopped crying and went limp, according to court documents.A doctor told police that the boy had a skull fracture and multiple rib fractures that were the result of child abuse.

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