In late January, the York County Sheriff’s Department and a number of other agencies reportedly began an investigation into the death of a four-month-old girl after preliminary indications were that the baby died from injuries sustained in an assault.
The baby was identified as Kayley Kozisek. Her father, Ryan Kozisek of Gresham, was charged with a Class 1B felony, which was classified as committing child abuse resulting in death. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge and a jury trial is pending.
If convicted, he could be facing a possible maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. He is accused of shaking the infant, resulting in fatal injuries.
Kozisek said his two-year-old daughter accidentally fell from a foot stool onto the baby, causing the injuries. But doctors at Children’s Hospital said the injuries were not consistent with that theory and all indications show it was a situation of shaken baby syndrome.
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