A civilian who lived on Fort Carson was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for assaulting his four-month-old daughter and causing serious injuries.
The federal judge also stipulated that Ray William Sievers, 29, will serve three years of supervised release after being released from prison.
The office of the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado reports the abuse occurred during 2008, when Sievers was a civilian married to an active duty member of the military. They lived on Fort Carson with their two children, a two-year-old stepson of Sievers and his 4-month-old daughter.
In March of 2008, Sievers’ daughter was taken to Memorial Hospital. He originally reports that he had fallen down the stairs while carrying the child, but doctors found the injuries were inconsistent with that story.
Additional investigation followed and the U.S. Attorney’s Office reports the case uncovered two other occasions on which Sievers violently squeezed and shook the child. In one instance, the shaking was so violent that the girl’s head repeatedly struck the floor.