ELKHORN—Walworth County Judge Kristine Drettwan had to choose prison or probation Thursday when sentencing an Elkhorn man who pleaded guilty to breaking a toddler’s leg and wrist.
Drettwan chose prison, despite the recommendations of the man’s defense attorney and a pre-sentence investigation report from the state Department of Corrections.
She sentenced Tafeon D. Hickembottom, 21, to 18 months in prison for the two counts of abuse involving a 20-month-old boy.
Drettwan said she was “on the fence” and had to consider probation if appropriate, but she said the crime’s severity called for prison time.
Assistant District Attorney Diane Donohoo had asked for a two-year prison sentence.
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