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Connecticut man says dogs may have caused child’s injuries


TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– A Connecticut man charged with injuring an 8-month-old child in his care told investigators the baby was hurt by the family dogs, or in a fall from a couch.

Austin Higley, of Torrington, was freed on $10,000 bond after pleading not guilty Monday to charges including risk of injury to a child.

Police started investigating in August when the girl was brought to the hospital with leg and skull fractures.

The 24-year-old Higley denies causing the girl’s injuries.

Under police questioning, Higley said three dogs, including a German shepherd and a Labrador retriever, may have knocked the child over while playing.

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