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Man sentenced for slamming child onto the floor in Lehigh Acres

Posted: 1:58 PM, May 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 17:58:34Z
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LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A man has been sentenced to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to Aggravated Child Abuse.

27-year-old Miguel Rocha was sentenced to 7 years in prison followed by 9 years of probation. He can no longer have any contact with his biological children nor any unsupervised contact with any minor children. Rocha must also undergo anger management classes, substance abuse counseling, random drug and alcohol screenings and have a mental health evaluation.

According to the State Attorney Office, in June last year, Rocha picked up a 3-year-old boy by the neck, raised him above his own head and slammed him on the tile floor out of anger.

Several family members witnessed the crime.

The child suffered injuries but recovered.