A Huron County judged sentenced Mills to seven years after he pleaded guilty to felonious assault.
Authorities learned of the boy's injuries in July, when his mother took him to an Akron hospital for an unrelated problem (read here). At his sentencing Thursday, Mills said he loved the boy and he even had his initials tattooed on his body.
"I can't say I didn't love the kid. I did," Mills said. "Otherwise, I never would have gotten his initials tattooed on me."
The boy's mother blamed Mills when social workers took away her son (read here). At Thursday's sentencing, she said: "I had no idea what was happening. I was the last to know."
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