Lockport Man Sentenced for Attacking Girlfriend's 7-Year-Old Daughter

September 30, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Lockport Man Sentenced for Attacking Girlfriend's 7-Year-Old Daughter

September 30, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Lockport man was sentenced in court Monday afternoon for attacking his girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter.

A judge sentenced 29-year-old David Alfonso to 15 years behind bars for the crime.

Prosecutors say Alfonso attacked and strangled the girl. Alfonso admitted to being on drugs, and thought the girl had "evil spirits" in her.

Alfonso had had a history of attempted assaults. When this particular incident happened, he was on parole for a previous case.

An order of protection was placed on him to stay away from the family.