- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut foster mother with the state Department of Children and Families has been arraigned on charges she assaulted an infant placed in her care.

Twenty-three-year-old Danielle Clark of East Windsor was charged Sunday with second-degree assault and risk of injury to a child.

Police say Clark cared for the child from March until the boy was taken to the hospital in August.

Authorities say the child had a swollen and blackening right eye, bruises on his right arm and other injuries. X-rays revealed he had two fractured femurs.

Public defender Sandra Davis says her client maintains her innocence and noted that the 6-month-old child had visited his birth mother and grandmother before the injuries were discovered.

DCF declined to comment on the allegations against Clark.


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