Man gets 11 years in prison for assault on toddler

Published 7:05 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MONTICELLO — The man found guilty of causing long-term disabilities in an attack on his girlfriend’s toddler has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Matthew Scott Stewart was convicted of first-degree assault in connection to a 2015 incident that seriously injured the 23-month-old child. The boy suffered brain injuries resulting from abusive head trauma.

The assault happened in September of 2015. According to a press release,  Wright County deputies responded to an apartment in Monticello on a report of a child having a seizure.

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The child was taken to Monticello Hospital for a head scan and was then transferred to Children’s Hospital.