Police Arrest Teen Mother, Boyfriend in Case of Abused 3-Year-Old Son

A teen mother and her 27-year-old boyfriend are facing charges after police found evidence that her 3-year-old son was abused in West Haven.

Police arrested Steven Lopez, 27, and Monika Laskowska, 19, in connection to injuries that Laskowska's son, 3, suffered. Lopez is suspecting of beating the child and was charged with third-degree assault and both face a risk of injury to a child charge.

The two are dating and live together at 78 Homeside Avenue in West Haven, police said. Lopez is not the child's father, according to police.

Laskowska was charged in the case because of not getting the child medical attention, police said.

Police launched an investigation in February after doctors who treated the boy determined abuse was the cause of his injuries.

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