North Haven Dad Hits 3-Year-Old Daughter Across Face: Police

Police say the toddler had a nosebleed and bruising around her eyes and ear.

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    Police have arrested a North Haven dad accused of hitting his 3-year-old daughter across the face, leaving the child with bruises and a bloody nose, according to police.

    Officers found Elliot Sanchez, 44, lying on his back in a gas station parking lot on Quinnipiac Avenue near Middletown Avenue on Wednesday evening. His daughter was with him and her face was bloody, according to police.

    Police said Sanchez had struck his daughter across the face, causing a nosebleed and bruising around both eyes and her right ear. Her arms were also marked with “finger-shaped bruises,” according to police.

    The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

    Police arrested Sanchez and charged with him with assault, risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace.

    He was held on $50,000 bond.