Babysitter Accused of Kicking 1 Year Old

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013  |  Updated 6:50 PM EDT
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Babysitter Accused of Kicking 1 Year Old

Vernon Police

Mark Robert, 24, of Rockville, is accused of kicking and seriously injuring a 1-year-old child he was babysitting in January.

Police have charged a Rockville man with assaulting a 1-year-old baby he was babysitting.

Mark Robert, 24, was arrested at his apartment on Oak Street on Monday. Robert resisted arrest and interfered with officers as they tried to put him into a police cruiser, according to police.

Robert is accused of assaulting the 13-month-old child of an acquaintance on Jan. 17. He was babysitting the child and became upset, kicking the baby into an entertainment center and causing serious injuries to the child, according to police.

The baby was treated at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and was released into the custody of the Department of Children and Families after a few days.

Robert was held on $15,000 bond and appeared in court on charges of second-degree assault, cruelty to persons, risk of injury, two counts of making a false statement and resisting/interfering with police.

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