Naugatuck Man Accused of Beating Child With Belt

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    Naugatuck Police
    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.