A Huntley man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to causing great bodily harm to a six-week-old baby who was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Shawn P. Fontaine, 30, of the 11400 block of Beacon Avenue in Huntley, was charged in January 2020 with aggravated battery to a child under the age of 13, a Class X felony.
A bill of indictment said that Fontaine caused great bodily harm or permanent disability to a child after he “violently shook and/or violently struck” the baby.
The Huntley Police Department said they were notified after the six-week-old baby was admitted to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley with injuries on January 18, 2020.
The infant was later transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago due to the severity of the injuries, Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said at the time.
The child was put in protective custody following the incident, Klunk said.
On Tuesday, Fontaine entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Court records show he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his Class X felony charge being dismissed.
McHenry County Circuit Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced Fontaine to 60 days in the McHenry County Jail.
Fontaine will be on probation for 30 months upon his release. He will also have to pay $3,824 in court fines and fees.
Coppedge also ordered Fontaine to undergo anger management, psychological treatment and drug/alcohol treatment. He will also have to take parenting classes.