Enfield mother gets prison time for not preventing abuse of infant son

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ENFIELD — A Connecticut mother who authorities say did nothing to prevent her boyfriend from seriously injuring their 10-week-old baby has been sentenced to prison.

Nicole Rousseau, of Enfield, pleaded guilty Tuesday to risk of injury to a minor. She was sentenced to one year behind bars.

Police charged the 34-year-old Rousseau in October after the baby was found to have injuries including a broken left arm, broken ribs and a wound that caused blood clotting around the brain. The baby’s father, Michael Jiles, pleaded guilty last week for committing the assault.

Michael JilesProsecutors say the full extent of the child’s injuries won’t be known until he’s 3 to 5 years old. He is currently 16 months old, according to the Hartford Courant.

Jiles, 39, of Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty last week to risk of injury to a minor. He’s scheduled to be sentenced July 21.