Man convicted of brutal assault to a child

Man convicted of brutal assault to a child

ELGIN, Okla._A Comanche County man accused in the brutal assault of an 8-year-old girl and her mother pleaded guilty to the crimes Tuesday.

Larry Love was arrested last September in Elgin after he broke into the victims' apartment, wearing nothing but a t-shirt, and grabbed the young girl by the neck. The child's mother came to her defense, and Love beat her badly enough that she had broken bones that required surgery.  Love then carried the child out of the home by the neck, and then dropped her on the front yard before taking off. Love was arrested at his home shortly after the assault.

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to a series of crimes, and was ordered to serve 35-years behind bars.