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Southington Man Charged in Child Abuse Case

Police said the 18-year-old left his son with broken ribs following an attack that occurred in March in East Granby.

Police have charged Tyler Maia, of Southington, after he allegedly shook his infant son violently and left him with broken ribs two months ago.

Maia, 18, was charged Wednesday in Enfield Superior Court with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor, according to the Associated Press. The charges are in connection to Maia’s 4-month-old son suffering two broken ribs in March.

Maia was living in East Granby at the time of the alleged incident and told police the injuries took place when he shifted the infant violently while feeding him.

The boy was placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, which contacted state police, according to the Hartford Courant.

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Maia was released on $25,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in state Superior Court in Enfield on June 13, according to the Courant.

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