Police Arrest Man Wanted for Assault on Infant

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    Keith Loftus (right) is accused of assaulting a 7-month old baby in Old Saybrook. The baby's mother, Crystal Dorothy (left), is accused of lying to police about how her child was injured. Police arrested Dorothy on Tuesday. Loftus was later found and arrested on Thursday.

    Police have found the man accused of hurting a 7-month-old baby in Old Saybrook. 

    Keith Loftus, 31, was arrested in Middletown Thursday evening after officers were dispatched to the YMCA on Union Street for a suspicious male looking into cars.

    Loftus had an active arrest warrant with the Old Saybrook Police Department for charges of assault on a 7-month-old baby, police said.

    According to investigators,  he was watching his girlfriend's baby in September when the child was brought to the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital with injuries consistent with abuse.

    Hospital staff alerted Old Saybrook police, because the baby's mother, Crystal Dorothy, lives in Old Saybrook.

    Authorities said Loftus was child's Dorothy's boyfriend, and cared for the infant while Dorothy was at work. The alleged abuse happened over several days in September while the child was in the care of Loftus, according to police.

    Prosecutors said on Friday that Loftus is accused of causing life-threatening injuries, inflicting extreme pain and causing seizures.

    Loftus and Dorothy made up a story about how the child was injured, police said.

    After a lengthy investigation, police arrested Crystal Dorothy, 26, Tuesday. She is charged with risk of injury to a minor, providing a false statement and interfering with an officer.

    Loftus was charged with first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, two counts of conspiracy, and interfering with an officer.

    Authorities said Loftus has also been charged with violation of probation, first-degree larceny, and theft of a firearm.