Illinois man sentenced for burning toddler with iron

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after burning a toddler by using her back to iron one of his work shirts.

The Rockford Register Star reports that 43-year-old Elliott Moore pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aggravated battery to a child before being sentenced.

Rockford police were sent to Rockford Memorial Hospital on Feb. 5, 2010 to take a report on the 18-month-old child, who had a large, open burn mark in the middle of her back.

The child's mother says Moore lived with her and watched her children while she was at school.

Moore admitted to detectives that he ironed one of his work shirts on the child's back because he was having difficulty ironing with the child sitting on his lap.

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