Friday, October 25, 2013

Dad charged with assaulting 5-month-old baby (Mansfield, Connecticut)

Notice that there is no mention of a mother in the home (or anywhere else), and that the baby is now in the custody of social services. 

The evidence also suggests that this baby has been repeatedly abused, and that this was not the first time. If a mother was in the home, it is likely she would have been questioned and perhaps charged with "failure" to protect. 

So is DAVID SAEGAERT a single father? What happened to Mom?

Mansfield Father Charged With Assaulting His 5-Month-Old Baby

David Saegaert was taken into custody following an investigation after his baby sustained injuries in May.

Posted by Ronald DeRosa (Editor) , October 24, 2013 at 04:59 PM

State police have arrested a Mansfield man accused of assaulting his 5-month-old baby.

David Saegaert, 19, 414 Warrenville Road, was taken Monday into custody on charges of first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor.

Troopers from the Troop C barracks in Tolland, and the Eastern District Major Crime Squad, began the investigation on May 31 after getting a report of a 5-month-old infant who received numerous unexplained injuries, according to a police press release.

The injuries included "new fractures as well as old ones" that the baby sustained in the process of healing, the release said.

The Department of Children and Families was involved in the investigation and took temporary custody of the child. Police said the child is expected to make a full recovery.

Detectives conducted an investigation which ultimately lead to Saegaert's arrest on a warrant. Police said he was the father of the child.

Saegaert was held on a $50,000 bond and appeared in Danielson Superior Court on Oct. 22.