(PLAINVILLE,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Plainville Police have arrested a local man following an investigation into alleged child abuse.Police received information October 6 from a woman who believed her live-in boyfriend was abusing her 2 year old son.
Early in the investigation officers saw bruises on the child’s face, head, hips and genitalia.An examination by the Suspected Child Abuse and neglect Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center concluded the bruising was consistent with child abuse.
Tuesday 20 year old Jacob Matthews was arrested without incident during a traffic stop. he is charged with Risk of Injury to a Minor,Cruelty to persons, Assault in the 3rd Degree and Disorderly Conduct.He being held on a $75,000 court set bond for a Wednesday appearance in Bristol Superior Court.
The victim is currently in the care of the Department of Children and Families.