A Mexico man will spend 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of child this morning. [Thursday]
Audrain County Prosecutor Jacob Shellabarger says 26-year-old Dylan Applebee repeatedly struck a child with a bar of soap held in a pillowcase in June of 2018.
The action caused bruises on the child’s back, legs, hips and side.
Witnesses to the abuse told investigators Applebee instructed them to lie and say the child had fallen off a table.