Day care worker sentenced to 10 to 20 years

    A central Pennsylvania day care worker convicted of having caused life-threatening head injuries to a five-month-old girl has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.

    The Centre Daily Times reports that Centre County Judge Bradley Lunsford told 40-year-old Jalene McClure of State College on Friday that it was “one of the worst incidents of child abuse I have seen in my 18 years on the bench.”

    Prosecutors said the child was found unresponsive in August 2010 and flown to Geisinger Medical Center, where she was diagnosed with a skull fracture and other injuries.

    Police said McClure told them she tripped while holding the baby, but that account was inconsistent with the child’s injuries.

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    McClure was convicted in September of aggravated assault, child endangerment and other counts.

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