Robert and Iryna Anderson have been charged in Naugatuck. Robert Anderson is accused of hitting a child with a belt.
Naugatuck police have arrested a local man accused of beating a child with a belt and a woman who they said was home when the abuse happened.
Police began investigating on Monday when a school resource officer was notified that a student had been assaulted with a belt at home, police said.
Police investigated and determined that Robert Anderson, 46, of Naugatuck, had hit the boy with a belt, causing “substantial bruising” on his arms, lower back, thighs and wrists, police said.
Anderson was charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to child, second-degree reckless endangerment and cruelty to persons and released on a $50,000 court-set bond.
Police said Iryna Anderson, 30, of Naugatuck, was at home when the child was struck and has been charged with risk on injury to a child. She was released on a $5,000 court-set surety bond.