Man gets 30 days in jail for kicking 3-year-old
BENNINGTON — A local man will serve 30 days in jail after being convicted of picking up a 3-year-old child by his arm and kicking him in the leg with a steel-toed boot.
Darryl K. Whitney, 42, was convicted Tuesday after a jury trial in Bennington criminal court on a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. Whitney was sentenced to serve nine to 12 months but all of the time was suspended except for 30 days.
Whitney was also ordered to participate in parenting and anger management classes if required by his probation officer.
Police said they were called to a Main Street home in Bennington on June 19, 2012. A woman there said Whitney had picked up and kicked the 3-year-old boy.
The woman was related to the boy’s mother who had a relationship with Whitney.
According to the woman, Whitney assaulted the child because they child had been playing and kicked him.
Whitney was previously convicted of simple assault in 1992 and 1997, according to police.