Police: Naugatuck Teen Abused Her Baby

Naugatuck police have charged the girl with first-degree assault and other crimes.


A 19-year-old Naugatuck girl is accused of physically abusing her 4-month-old daughter, police say.

Alexandria Valentine,  who lives in the Southwood Apartments at 933 Rubber Ave., is accused of shaking her baby to the point where the baby had bleeding on the brain and severe injuries from suspected abuse, police said. The child was treated at Waterbury Hospital and the Hartford Children’s Medical Center, where the child was still hospitalized on Friday.

Police began the investigation on Nov. 1 after learning that Valentine had abused her child. The child was found bruised and unresponsive. Police applied for an arrest warrant application at Watebury Superior Court.

Valentine was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a child. She is released on a $50,000 non-surety bond and was arraigned today at Waterbury superior Court.


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