Man pleads guilty to injuring daughter

Francis Tape of Norcross, who was set to go to trial on an aggravated battery charge after being accused of breaking his 4-month-old daughter's leg and elbow, pleaded guilty last week to second-degree cruelty, said Gwinnett Assistant District Attorney Rich Vandever.

Vandever said Tape will receive 10 years' probation and serve a year in a work-release program.

Tape, whose wife and daughter still live with him, has completed anger management classes and parenting classes ordered by the Gwinnett office of the Division of Family and Children Services, Vandever said.