Babysitter Charged in Norwich Severe Child Abuse Case

Norwich police have made an arrest in what they call a case of severe abuse of a 3-year-old boy.

Police arrested 27-year-old Edward T. Quinones Jr., of Taftville, on Saturday and charged him with risk of injury to a minor and cruelty to persons.

Police started investigating when the Connecticut Department of Children and Families CareLine contacted them early on the morning of Sept. 17 to report the possible physical abuse of a 3-year-old child.

They said an emergency room doctor at Pequot Medical Center contacted the CareLine to report that the little boy’s mother had brought him in hours earlier to be treated for bruises and other injuries that were at varying stages of healing. The victim was subsequently transferred to Yale-New Haven

Norwich police said the child had been staying with Quinones and his girlfriend in Taftville and the victim’s mother had paid them both to care for her son while she was working from Friday evening on Sept. 14 to Sunday evening, Sept. 16. It was during that weekend when the child sustained serious injuries to his head, face, arms, torso, genitals and legs, police said.

Quinones was released after posting a $50,000 bond and he’s due in Norwich Superior Court on March 21.

Police said they do not expect any other arrests.

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