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Teen Father Sentenced For Infant's Abuse
By theolympian.com
Published: 10/29/2010

OLYMPIA – A judge sentenced an Olympia man to 11 years and eight months in prison Thursday for throwing his infant son on the ground in July because he would not stop crying, according to court papers.

Shane Dean Olsen, 19, had pleaded guilty to first-degree assault of a child, second-degree assault of a child and one count of first-degree criminal mistreatment.

According to court papers:

Olsen’s 2-month-old son was taken to Capital Medical Center in July because he was having trouble breathing. The child was transferred by helicopter to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma with life-threatening injuries.

The boy’s injuries occurred while Olsen was watching him at the home of his girlfriend’s sister, where the family had been staying. The child’s mother said she was at work for less than five hours on the morning of July 6, and when she returned, she discovered that the boy was having trouble breathing.

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