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PD: Suspect in baby assault caught in New London

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The following photo of Scottye Luis Valladares was provided by the Willimantic Police Department The following photo of Scottye Luis Valladares was provided by the Willimantic Police Department
WILLIMANTIC, CT (AP) -

New London police and U.S. marshals say they've caught a man wanted since February for assaulting an infant in Willimantic.

Authorities say 22-year-old Scottye Luis Valladares was arrested in New London on Friday and charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and second-degree strangulation. He's scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Danielson Superior Court.

Willimantic police say Valladares assaulted a girl under 1 year old while baby-sitting her in February. Officials say the girl recovered and is doing well.

Valladares is being held on bail. A message was left Sunday for an attorney who represented him in a misdemeanor assault case from last year. Valladares was sentenced in October of last year to 18 months of probation in that case.

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