Utica man breaks toddler’s leg, arrested for assault

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UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Oneida County sheriff’s Office has reported that a man in Utica has been arrested for assaulting a three-year-old child.

On September 12, the Child Advocacy Center was notified that a three-year-old girl had been brought to St. Luke’s Hospital with a broken leg and was undergoing surgery. The Sheriff’s Office Investigator assigned to the case learned that earlier in the morning, 35-year-old Desmond Anthony was “flipping” the toddler in the air and letting her fall onto living room furniture in an uncontrolled manner. It was determined that the small child’s injuries were a direct result of these irresponsible actions.

Desmond Anthony turned himself in to police and was arrested on the following charges:

  • One Count of Assault Third Degree (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • One Count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class A Misdemeanors)

Anthony was arraigned at Utica City Court and released on his own recognizance.  An order of protection was issued on behalf of the child.

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