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KNEWZ.COM|Connor Mannion Andiana Velez faces multiple charges in connection with the incident
Authorities in Connecticut say a 24-year-old babysitter has been charged with assaulting a young child’s mother then dumping an infant in the trash.
According to The New Haven Register, the eight-month-old girl was found abandoned and injured — but alive — in a dumpster outside of a New Haven apartment complex on Monday.
The baby remains hospitalized in stable condition and is being treated for burns to her hands.
Connecticut police have since arrested and charged babysitter Andiana Velez in connection with the infant in the trash, The Daily Voice reported.
As of 3:30 p.m. officers remained on scene and had by then located the child’s mother, he said.