Norwich Man Accused of Punching, Dragging Toddler

The child was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Police have arrested the Norwich man accused of seriously injuring a 2-year-old child under his care, sending the toddler to the hospital with a broken femur and carpet burns.

Authorities began investigating after the child was taken to William W. Backus Hospital for treatment on Friday. Police said 29-year-old Anyello Frayind, an acquaintance of the child’s family, was charged with taking care of the 2-year-old boy.

Frayind is accused of dragging the toddler across the carpet, injuring his face, neck and chest, and punching him repeatedly in the leg until it broke, police said.

The boy was transferred to Hartford Children’s Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to police.

Frayind was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. He was held on a $100,000 bond and is due in court Aug. 21.

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