FOSTORIA - A Fostoria man was sentenced in Seneca County Common Pleas Court yesterday after pleading guilty to violently shaking his 4-month-old daughter.
Alex Ledesma, 26, will serve four years in prison for one count of child endangering. Ledesma became upset with his young daughter, Sydiah, in January, 2000, because she wouldn't stop crying. Authorities said he shook the girl so violently that he caused severe brain hemorrhaging and detachment of the retinas.
A Seneca County grand jury indicted Ledesma in February, 2000, for child endangering and intimidation. The intimidation charge, which was dropped, was filed after Ledesma allegedly threatened to kill a witness.
Ledesma's daughter, now 2, has the mental capacity of a 3 to 5-month-old because of her injuries.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.