DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  A Dayton man accused in the beating death of a toddler has been found guilty.

Mug shot of Justin Payne (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

27-year-old Justin Payne was found guilty Friday of Involuntary Manslaughter, Endangering Children and Tampering with Evidence.

Prosecutors say Payne called 911 in August and said 2-year-old Jacob Barker had choked on a pop tart.READ MORE: Toddler dead, man arrested

Investigators learned that Jacob died from blunt force trauma, citing injuries to the head, neck and torso.

Jacob Barker.  (Photo/provided)

At the time of the beating death of Jacob Barker, Payne was on post-release control after serving a two and a half year sentence for a 2011 incident where he endangered an 8-week-old baby girl.

Payne was sentenced to 16 years in prison.