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Suspect In Baby Assault Due In Court

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ New London police and U.S. marshals say they’ve caught a man wanted since February for assaulting an infant in Willimantic.

Authorities say 22-year-old Scottye Luis Valladares was arrested in New London on Friday and charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and second-degree strangulation. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Danielson Superior Court.

Willimantic police say Valladares assaulted a girl under 1 year old while baby-sitting her in February. Officials say the girl recovered and is doing well.

Valladares is being held on bail. A message was left Sunday for an attorney who represented him in a misdemeanor assault case from last year. Valladares was sentenced in October of last year to 18 months of probation in that case.

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