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Man arrested after 3-month-old ends up in hospital

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State Police

BROOKLYN, Conn.–On December 3, 2014 the Connecticut State Police’s Eastern District Major Crime Squad responded to a report of child abuse in the town of Brooklyn.

A 3-month-old was taken to Backus Hospital Emergency Center, and it was determined that the infant had been injured. At that point the infant was taken to Connecticut Children’s Memorial Hospital for further treatment. The infant is now safe.

During their investigation, police discovered that the infant had a history of unexplained injuries. Police determined that Shawn Siegrist, 26, of Plainfield, was involved in causing those injuries, and subsequently arrested him at his home on April 30 at 11 a.m. He is the father of the infant.

Siegrist was charged with assault in teh second degree and risk of injury to a minor. He is being held on a $10,000 bond and is due in court on May 1.