Ottumwa, Iowa (AP) _ An Ottumwa man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the brutal beating of a toddler under his care.

Dustin Dewayne Armstrong received the sentence Monday at Wapello County Courthouse.

He agreed to a plea deal before his trial on multiple charges of child endangerment was scheduled to begin this year.


Prosecutors say in April 2013, the 20-year-old Armstrong injured Brayden Young, who later was hospitalized with broken bones and extensive brain damage.

Armstrong was the boyfriend of Brayden's mother at the time.

He was babysitting the toddler before the injury.