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East Lyme man ‘failed to intervene’ in toddler’s abuse

East Lyme man ‘failed to intervene’ in toddler’s abuse
Police said the East Lyme man has been charged in connection with the June arrest of a...

East Lyme Police Department EAST LYME — Police say they have charged a second person who failed to intervene as a local woman allegedly slapped, strangled and smothered a toddler with a pillow.East Lyme police said 38-year-old David Martin, of East Lyme, was charged Friday by a felony warrant with one count of risk of injury to a child.” In February, the state Department of Children and Families was notified by Nichols’ therapist that she had admitted to slapping the child on the stomach, and she “also shakes, strangles and smothers him,” East Lyme Police Detective Jean Babcock wrote in the arrest warrant affidavit.Police said the arrest is in connection with the June arrest of Katie Nichols, 36, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree reckless endangerment, risk of injury to a child and negligent cruelty.

Police said their “investigation revealed that on several occasions Martin was present during incidents in which a child was abused by Nichols, and failed to intervene.Nichols remains held on $250,000 bond and is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug.

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