A Connecticut man is accused of stomping on and breaking the leg of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.
Monserate Perez, 528, of West Haven was arrested Thursday morning after his girlfriend took her toddler to Yale-New Haven hospital with a severely broken leg saying the girl had fallen. Doctors noticed the break was inconsistent with a fall and called police. When police arrived, the mother admitted what had happened.
Earlier that morning, Perez allegedly hit his girlfriend who then said she was going to call police. Enraged, Perez went over to the woman’s daughter and stomped on her leg, breaking it.
After he injured the child, Perez reportedly fled from the home. However, Thursday night he did turn himself into police. He has been charged with two counts of injury to a minor, one count of second degree assault, one count of third degree assault and disorderly conduct.
The Department of Children and Families is now involved in the investigation and the little girl is currently in an orthopedic cast.
Perez’s bond was set at $100,000.