BEAUFORT, SC (Dec. 12, 2016) – A Port Royal man whose actions caused an infant to be seriously injured has been sentenced to prison.
Cameron Stewart, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to unlawful conduct toward a child. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and must register with the Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Stewart’s actions “placed a baby at great risk and caused the child to have very serious injuries,” said the case’s prosecutor, Assistant Solicitor Julie Kate Keeney. “The law is designed to protect those who can’t protect themselves. And in this case, law enforcement, social workers, medical professionals and victim advocates worked together to make sure this child was heard and helped.”
The child’s injuries were discovered during a 2015 doctor’s visit when the child was 3 months old.
The child is now in the custody of the South Carolina Department of Social Services.
Circuit Court Judge Michael Nettles handed down the sentence.