Bartlesville man convicted of child abuse sentenced
BY LAURA SUMMERS World Correspondent
Thursday, December 13, 2012
12/13/12 at 1:09 PM
BARTLESVILLE — A Bartlesville man was sentenced this week to jail and prison time in connection with child abuse convictions occurring this year and in 2004.
Washington County District Judge Curtis DeLapp this week imposed a one-year jail sentence and $10,000 fine for Steven George Moland, 29, who was convicted by a jury in September of harming a 6-month-old and a 2-year-old. DeLapp followed the jury’s recommendation in the sentence imposed.
Additionally, DeLapp revoked the probation on a 2004 case in which Moland plead no contest to fracturing the skull of a 2-month-old baby. Moland had been sentenced to 10 years in prison with five years to serve on the 2004 case. He now will serve time in the county jail for the most recent charges and then will serve another five years in prison on the 2004 conviction.
Two babysitters called police in March of this year after becoming concerned about bruises and scratches on the baby and toddler Moland left in their care. Police found bruises on the upper arms, legs and bottom of the toddler, and red marks and scratches on the face, neck and back of the 6-month-old.
Moland, who is the father of one of the children, told police he became angry with them while trying to get them ready to go to the babysitters. The infant who was the victim in the 2004 case was diagnosed with a skull fracture and brain injury.
As part of his sentence, DeLapp is requiring Moland to register with the state as a violent offender.
Steven George Moland