Lincoln man gets 8-12 years in child abuse case

By: KLKN Newsroom

A 21-year-old Lincoln man has been given eight to 12 years in prison on allegations that he'd abused his girlfriend's 19-month-old son.

Kenvon Erving had pleaded no contest to attempted child abuse causing serious injury. He was sentenced on Tuesday.

Erving had told police the boy fell off a couch while he was watching him June 4 last year. The boy was diagnosed with four broken ribs and a tear to his small intestine.

Erving already is serving prison time for theft and burglary.