Niagara Falls man sentenced for assaulting 3-year-old

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Niagara Falls man was sentenced to five years in jail for assaulting a 3-year-old child.

Desmond Bitting, 25, was sentenced on Monday for an incident involving a young boy.

Bitting previously served time related to weapon possession in 2010 and served another sentence for assault in 2014.

In addition to jail time for the assault against the 3-year-old, Bitting was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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