Confer pleads guilty to assaulting infant
LOCK HAVEN — Aaron Confer, 23, of Avis, pleaded guilty in the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas this week on one count of aggravated assault of a victim less than 6 years old (F2), and one count of endangering welfare of children (F2), according to Crimewatch.
The two guilty pleas were taken by Judge Michael F. Salisbury just a few days before Confer was slated to pick a jury on Friday, Jan. 14.
Confer was scheduled for a two-day trial in early February.
Pine Creek Township Police filed charges after they were called to the Lock Haven Hospital after a mother had taken her 3-month-old child to the hospital for injuries and bruises on the infant’s body.
Police allege that the child suffered a fractured clavicle in the assault.
Confer posted $250,000 bail and remained free as he awaited trial. Sentencing is scheduled for March 14, 2022.
He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years incarceration.