Danbury police are holding two adults after school authorities and the Department of Children and Families reported serious injuries to the left foot of an eight-year-old-child. The child had blisters and other injuries serious enough to require hospital treatment.
Police say the child first said a male visitor to his home had placed something in his shoe, then, tried to change the story after a visit by a female relative. But police determined the evidence supported the original account.
The woman, 30-year-old Vilma Samaniego, is charged with interfering with police, hindering prosecution, and risk of injury to a minor. Police identified the man as 44-year-old Nelson Samaniego of New Haven. He’s charged with assault, cruelty to persons and risk of injury to a minor, and is held in lieu of a quarter million dollars bond.