Friday, May 1, 2015

Dad charged with assauting 3-month-old baby (Plainfield, Connecticut)

Dad is identified as SHAWN SIEGRIST. No mention of a mother in the home.

Plainfield father charged with assault in alleged child abuse case involving 3-month-old

By Adam Benson
The Bulletin
Posted Apr. 30, 2015 at 3:29 PM Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 4:48 PM

PLAINFIELD - State police arrested a Plainfield father today on a warrant charging him in connection with a December assault on his 3-month-old infant in Brooklyn.

Shawn Siegrist, 26, of 16 Cranska Drive, was taken into custody at 11 a.m. at his home and charged with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor.

According to police, detectives with the Eastern District Major Crime Squad began investigating after the report of child abuse of a 3-month-old. The incident occurred Dec. 3.

The baby was taken to The William W. Backus Hospital’s emergency center and then moved to the Connecticut Children’s Memorial Hospital for further medical evaluation and treatment.

After a lengthy investigation, detectives said they found a history of unexplained injuries to the infant and obtained a warrant for Siegrist’s arrest.

He is being held on $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Friday in Danielson Superior Court.