(West Haven, Conn./CBS Connecticut) –  West Haven police have charged a man in connection with an alleged assault on a three-year-old child.

Under arrest is 22-year-old Esteban Nieves of New Haven.

Police say they received a call to a home on Highland Street on February 25, after which paramedics transported the child to the emergency room of a local hospital with serious injuries.

Trauma physicians determined the injuries were consistent with an assault.

Police are charging Nieves with two counts of assault, risk of injury to a minor, and probation violation.  He’s being held on bond.

Police did not indicate, what, if any, relationship there is between Nieves and the child.


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