Police hunting for man accused of shaking baby - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police hunting for man accused of shaking baby

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Old Saybrook police said they arrested one person and are still looking for one more that they believe were both responsible for shaking a baby so violently that it suffered serious injuries.

Police said the investigation began in 2012 when Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital alerted the Department of Children and Families about an infant that was brought in with severe injuries and were consistent with abuse.

Old Saybrook police were also notified because the child's mother, Crystal Dorothy, lived in the town.

The investigation showed that Keith Loftus was in charge of the baby, which is now a year old, and was Dorothy's boyfriend.

The baby's injuries occurred over a "multi-day" period in September in both Old Saybrook and Deep River, while in the care of Loftus.

Police said both Loftus and Dorothy lied about how the baby was injured, and those lies were not consistent with how serious and life-threatening the baby's injuries actually were.

Dorothy was arrested Tuesday and was charged with risk of injury, providing a false statement, conspiracy to commit a false statement, interfering with an officer, conspiracy to interfere with an officer.

She was held in jail on $100,000 bond and was expected to appear in court Tuesday.

Police are still looking for Loftus, 31. His last known address was listed in Deep River, but was known to frequent Middletown, Essex or Old Saybrook.

He's wanted on charges of assault, risk of injury to a minor, interfering with an officer, conspiracy to commit interfering with an officer and conspiracy to commit a false statement.

Loftus is facing a $150,000 bond.

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