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JC man sentenced in child abuse at mall

JC man sentenced in child abuse at mall

July 20th, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for abusing his young daughter in June 2017 at Capital Mall.

Cole County Presiding Judge Pat Joyce sentenced Bruce Cannady, 23, who was found guilty of second-degree domestic assault and abuse or neglect of a child.

Witnesses said Cannady punched and kicked the girl before driving off with her, according to police reports.

Officers used video of the incident to identify Cannady and eventually located him and the 4-year-old victim at a Jefferson City residence.

Police described the girl's physical injuries from the assault as "obvious but minor." She was taken into protective custody.