A Kearns father has pleaded no contest to harming his 7-month-old twins by handling them too roughly and will be deported as part of his sentence.
Antoneus Deslegte, 24, entered the pleas this week in 3rd District Court to two class A misdemeanor counts of child abuse. According to court documents, Deslegte picked up the children by one arm and was "generally rougher in his handling of the children than was appropriate for their ages," court documents state.
Deslegte originally faced five second-degree felony counts of child abuse after his daughter was admitted to Primary Children's Medical Center in June with a broken leg. Doctors also examined the girl's twin brother and found he had an older, healing skull fracture, police said.