NORRISTOWN PA – A Lower Pottsgrove man is headed to state prison after he admitted to acting recklessly while caring for his 17-week-old baby boy, who prosecutors say “suffered in silence” with fractures to his skull, ribs, leg, forearms and shoulder, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper has reported.
Jacob Govinda Zlomek, 26, most recently of the 3000 block of East High Street, was sentenced Thursday (Dec. 6, 2012) in Montgomery County Court to 2-1/2 to 5 years in a state correctional facility after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person in connection with eight fractures the child suffered in 2011.
- Read a story by reporter Carl Hessler, titled “Lower Pottsgrove man jailed for ‘horrific’ infant abuse” and published Thursday by The Mercury, here.
Editor’s Note: Jacob Zlomek is the son, and the infant cited is the grandson, of Sanatoga Post Managing Editor Joe Zlomek and his wife, Debbie. In an attempt to ensure objectivity and avoid a perception of conflicts of interest, Zlomek has decided against reporting or writing on this story himself. Instead, The Post continues to refer readers, as it has above, to stories produced by other media outlets.