Babysitter accused of burning, injuring child

A Danbury woman is facing several charges after police said she intentionally burned and injured a child she was babysitting.

According to police, 31-year-old Lidia Quilligana was arrested Friday night after an investigation revealed the child she was caring for had suffered bruising and second degree burns.

The child was taken to a hospital for treatment of the injuries, WFSB reports.

Police said their investigation found that Quilligana had purposely inflicted the injuries to the child.

Quilligana is being held on a $500,000 bond and will be arraigned in Danbury Superior Court on Monday.

She is charged with first-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and criminal mischief, however police said additional charges are likely.

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