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Step-father sentenced in child endangerment case

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A man who made his step-son eat his own feces is now headed to prison.

Josh C. Jones, 34, was sentenced March 13 to seven years in prison, according to documents from the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas.

Jones pleaded guilty to felony child endangerment from abuse that took place several years ago. According to the complaint the child was forced to eat his own feces, as well as other forms of abuse including being choked and objects being thrown at his head.

13News spoke to prosecuting attorney Brigham Anderson who said Jones was very remorseful and confessed to his actions.

Authorities were able to find out about the abuse through the child, who initially reported it.