Mexico Man Sentenced To Seven Years For Child Abuse

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.

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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.

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