Former Fort Sill Soldier to Serve 12 Years
in Prison for Abusing Five-month-old Daughter
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – KEVIN RANDAL HILL, 30, of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Stephen P. Friot to serve 144 months in federal prison for child abuse of his five-month-old daughter, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
According to Court records and information from the plea hearing and sentencing, Hill had recently been medically discharged from the Army and was living on post at Fort Sill with his wife—an active duty soldier—when he abused their five-month-old daughter. At the plea hearing, Hill admitted that on January 28, 2011, while his wife was away from home performing Army field exercises, he slapped, shook, threw, and dropped the baby onto the floor, where he then sat on her. Hill also admitted that on January 30, 2011, while his wife was still performing Army exercises, he slapped, squeezed, and slammed the baby onto the couch, then pushed his weight into her causing her to stop breathing. Medical evidence at the sentencing hearing established that Hill’s abuse resulted in a fractured skull and severe, permanent brain damage to the baby. Medical testimony established that the child now suffers from severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy, which is expected to significantly shorten her lifespan. Hill presented testimony and evidence at sentencing regarding a diagnosis for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder related to his three deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hill was indicted on May 4, 2011. He pled guilty to two counts of committing child abuse on November 4, 2011.
This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Hale.