Superior man gets probation, jailA Superior man accused of burning a child with a lighter will spend 18 months on probation and 10 days in jail.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man accused of burning a child with a lighter will spend 18 months on probation and 10 days in jail.
Robert Charles Duhaime, 26, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court last week to misdemeanor counts of battery and intimidation of a victim, both domestic abuse. One felony count of physical abuse of a child-intentionally cause bodily harm was dismissed.
Duhaime was granted Huber work release for the jail time. Other conditions of probation include undergoing domestic and chemical dependency evaluations and following recommendations and a $416 fine.
The charges stemmed from an April incident at Duhaime’s home where he pulled a woman’s hair and prevented her from calling 911 by unplugging her phone. At the time, she spoke with Superior police officers about a burn on her son’s shoulder that she felt was caused by Duhaime.
The Superior man has added incentive to follow the conditions of his probation. Judge Kelly Thimm imposed and stayed a 90-day jail sentence. If Duhaime fails to follow the terms of his probation, he would serve that sentence automatically.