CEDAR FALLS – A Cedar Falls man has been sentenced to prison after his daughters were found malnourished and with fractured bones in 2013.
Jason Leroy Olomon, 29, pleaded guilty to felony child endangerment causing bodily injury and one count of misdemeanor child endangerment, and on Monday was sentenced to up to seven years in prison.
The sentence included a five-year term for the felony charge added to a two-year term for the misdemeanor charge. There is no mandatory minimum.
According to court records, Solomon was the father of 3-month-old twins in September 2013 when hospital officials called police because the children were under weight.
One of the children was in pain when being moved, and doctors found a week-old femur fracture and an ankle fracture, court records state. The other child had rib fractures that were 3 or 4 weeks old and ankle injuries that were about 2 weeks old.
Hospital staff told police that the parents hadn’t been following through with recommendations that nurses had made earlier regarding feeding, records state. The children began to rapidly gain weight after being admitted.
Olomon was arrested in February 2016.
The girls’ mother, Lucy Ann Schnieders, was arrested on similar charges in 2013 in connection with the injuries, and she was sentenced to prison in 2014 after entering Alford pleas, not admitting guilt but contending she would likely be convicted if the case went to trial.