Man gets 2 years for forcing sons to fight

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BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Maine man is going to prison for two years after pleading guilty to charges that he forced his two sons, aged 4 and 6, to fight while he watched.

Twenty-six-year-old Pedro Delgado-Bristol pleaded guilty Tuesday in Waldo County Superior Court to assault and other charges.

The Bangor Daily News says the boys told detectives they were forced to hit each other with closed fists, kicks and knees to the body on Jan. 9 at Delgado-Bristol’s Rockport home.

The boys also told investigators Delgado-Bristol hit the younger boy with a sandal when the boy refused to fight any more.

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The incident was reported by the boys’ mother.

A judge called Delgado-Bristol’s actions “depraved.”

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangornews.com

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