Caretaker Accused of Abusing Toddler at Vernon Apartment

A Manchester woman is accused of abusing an 18-month-old boy in her care.

Police arrested Quandasia Hansley, 24, on Wednesday.

Detectives launched an investigation on June 19, after being contacted by doctors at Connecticut Children's Medical Center about a child with injuries to his neck and body. Doctors said the 18-month-old had significant bruising and abrasions.

According to police, the injuries occurred while the boy was with Hansley during an overnight stay at the Dobb's Crossing Apartment Complex at 1170 Hartford Turnpike in Vernon.

Hansley was in a relationship with the child's mother at the time of the alleged incident, police said.

She is charged with cruelty to persons, third-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. She is being held on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

The boy spent two days in the hospital before being released to a family member, police said.

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