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Child Abuse Suspect Turns Himself In

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Monserate Perez (Courtesy West Haven)

Monserate Perez (Courtesy West Haven)

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A 53-year-old West Haven man has been arrested after police say he jumped on a 3-year-old girl’s leg and broke it.

The girl’s mother told police her boyfriend Monserate Perez hit her Thursday morning and that when she threatened to call the authorities he jumped onto the girl’s leg.

Police were called to a local hospital by doctors treating the girl for a severe leg injury. The mother had told doctors the child hurt herself in a fall but they said the injury was inconsistent with a fall.

Perez turned himself in to police Thursday night. He’s been charged with multiple counts of assault and risk of injury to a child. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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