Danbury nanny accused of abusing kids offered plea deal

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Lidia Quilligana in court in March 2015

DANBURY — A nanny accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl and her 1-year-old twin siblings has been offered a plea deal.

The News-Times reports Lidia Quilligana of Danbury was given six weeks on Wednesday to accept or reject the deal. Additional details weren’t made public.

The 32-year-old has pleaded not guilty to more than 20 counts of risk of injury to a minor and one count of first-degree assault.

Police say Quilligana was arrested last year after she was caught on video beating and burning a 3-year-old girl she was babysitting for a Danbury family. Authorities say she also abused the girl’s 1-year-old siblings. Prosecutors have said that she ripped hair out of the children’s heads.

Defense attorney Jennifer Tunnard says she will discuss the offer with her client.

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