Father who broke leg of girl gets three years | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Father who broke leg of girl gets three years

Scott Hill was sentenced to a maximum of three years in a Nevada state prison for breaking his 6-year-old daughter’s leg.

Hill, a former casino security guard, was arrested in February after the child was rushed to Barton Memorial Hospital. Doctors told investigators that before the girl was taken into surgery she told them that her father broke her leg.

Douglas County Deputy District Attorney Alan Buttell said Hill forcibly twisted his daughter’s leg with enough force and ferocity to cause a spiral fracture of her left femur.

Hill, 41, pleaded guilty March 8 to the felony charge of battery causing substantial bodily harm.

Nevada’s Child Protective Services previously had removed both the girl and her 8-year-old sister from their parents’ home.

The week before her husband’s plea, Mary Hill, the children’s mother, was also arrested for child abuse. Prosecutors said even though she was at work at the time her daughter’s leg was broken, Mary Hill was aware of the danger and failed to prevent the abuse.

On March 10, Hill pleaded guilty to contributory neglect, a misdemeanor. She was sentenced to 30 days in the Douglas County Jail, ordered to seek counseling, and told to not abuse any controlled substances.

Scott Hill was taken into custody Monday to begin serving his sentence. He will be eligible for parole in one year.

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