Ansonia police arrest father in child abuse case

A father from Ansonia is accused of abusing his six-week-old child.
Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 12:26 PM EDT
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ANSONIA, CT (WFSB) – An Ansonia man is under arrest, accused of severely injuring his six-week-old child.

Authorities said the Department of Children and Families alerted Ansonia police of possible child abuse of a six-week-old child.

Investigators are very concerned about the baby’s condition. These are extreme injuries that could impact the baby’s survival.

“The injuries that we know of so far are some fractured ribs, a brain bleed, a lacerated liver, currently there are still some more testing going on and some more evaluation,” said Lieutenant Patrick Lynch with the Ansonia Police Department.

The baby is now in critical but stable condition at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Lamar Haney, 36, of Ansonia, told police he caused the injuries. Lamar Haney is the child’s father.

Police questioned the mother and father. They learned the mother was not home at the time of the injury and then the father made a startling confession.

He is charged with assault first-degree.

Lamar Haney is being held on a $300,000 bond and is next due in court on October 6. He is ordered to stay away from the baby.

He and the child’s mother have no other children.