Corinna man sentenced for baby daughter’s near fatal fentanyl overdose

Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 12:27 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 5:23 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A Corinna man has been sentenced Monday in Bangor to two years in jail for his 11-month-old daughter’s near fatal fentanyl overdose.

Zachary Borg, 28, will be out in less than a year after time already served.

The judge said he can be released in seven months because it’s been 17 months since he was arrested.

Borg was found guilty of felony aggravated assault earlier this month.

His daughter was taken into state custody after being taken to the hospital.

Officials say they found the fentanyl in the infant’s bedroom.

Borg apologized while addressing the court on Monday about hurting his daughter, who he says is doing well.

“Now, I should have made sure that those kids were never exposed to any situation that could have resulted in any harm coming to them. And I failed at doing that. I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life. This whole situation has haunted me for the past 17 months. I wish I could change the past but obviously I can’t,” Borg said addressing the court.

“As a condition of probation, Mr. Borg will be required to engage in substance abuse treatment to the satisfaction of probation. And so we trust that that process will help him change his life for the better,” said Borg’s attorney Harris Mattson.

“It’s not going to help anyone to just put him back out on the street with no treatment. Our resources are extremely limited in what we have, but probation is one of them,” said Assistant District Attorney Chelsea Lynds.

“He’s a kid who ended up with a bad addiction. And one thing we can do now is fix it,” said Borg’s mother Raylynn Hartford.

Borg will also serve four years of probation.