A Lancaster city man was jailed after admitting to slapping and kicking a 6-year-old girl last summer because she looked at his phone.
Ahmed Yarow, 41, will serve 8 to 23 months in Lancaster County Prison, followed by two years of probation, a county judge ordered.
Yarow slapped the girl several times in the face, then kicked her in the face June 24, 2014, inside a home in the 700 block of Union Street, city police reported.
The girl was hospitalized for injuries to her face.
Yarow was convicted of assault, endangering a child, reckless endangerment, and intimidating a witness. Yarow tried to convince the girl not to tell anyone about the abuse.
Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno requested a state-prison sentence of at least one to two years, arguing that the abuse and intimidation are separate crimes and should have their own sentences.
Also, Sarno argued, Yarow was charged again – with operating a vehicle without the required ignition interlock regarding a prior DUI – while on bail for the child-abuse case.
City police Detective Donald Morant filed charges in the abuse case.
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