10/10/2014 06:54 EDT | Updated 12/10/2014 05:59 EST

B.C. Man Who Assaulted Baby Daughter Sent To Prison For 5 Years

NANAIMO, B.C. - A young B.C. father will spend the next five years in prison for repeatedly assaulting his baby daughter and causing her life-long injuries.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robin Baird heard in a Nanaimo, B.C., courtroom, that the assaults on the girl, identified only as M.C., began in February 2013 by her now 24-year-old father.

Her injuries were identified when she was admitted to hospital and found to be suffering from skull fractures, a brain injury, fractured bones and bleeding on the brain.

Court heard the man, who can't be identified because of a publication ban, was also a private in the military and confessed to police during an interview just days after his daughter's hospitalization.

Baird says post-traumatic epilepsy and cerebral palsy, blindness, developmental delays and seizures are some of the results the toddler must now face.

The judge sent the dad to prison for five years, saying a more "dastardly breach of trust is inconceivable," because the victim was a baby and the accused was her father who should have protected her.

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