A South Beloit man who pleaded guilty to beating a 2-year-old in November 2014 will spend 14 and a half years behind bars.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Judge John Lowry sentenced Roman Esparza-Martinez on Thursday afternoon.
Esparza-Martinez was arrested after police say he severely beat a 2-year-old boy, which resulted in the boy being sent to a hospital in Madison.
Esparza-Martinez must complete 85 percent of the sentence, plus three years of parole after his release.
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