An Elizabethtown man was sentenced to five years for first-degree criminal abuse of a child younger than 12.
Melvin Andrew Hunter, 28, will serve an alternate sentence of six months for slapping a 4-year-old male relative on the left side of his head causing bruising.
Hunter has served 156 of his 180-day sentence. The remainder of his five-year sentence will be probated.
He also will have to undergo a mental health evaluation, family counseling and a batterer’s intervention program.