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Cuyahoga Falls man pleads guilty to abusing 3-month-old daughter who died

AKRON, Ohio — A Cuyahoga Falls man pleaded guilty to abusing his 3-month-old daughter who eventually died.

Matthew Scott, 29, pleaded guilty Wednesday to child endangering, a second-degree felony. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands will sentence Scott Jan. 6.

Scott will be held in the Summit County Jail until the sentencing hearing.

Summit County prosecutors sought murder charges against Scott for the death of Alivia Scott, the second of Scott’s daughters to die since 2011. A grand jury, however, handed up an indictment of child endangering.

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