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18-year-old charged with assault on his infant child

An 18-year-old Bennington man was charged Wednesday, March 8 with assaulting his infant son Monday, March 6 in Bennington.

The Vermont State Police say John T. Chinnici Jr., 18 was arrested following an investigation that began when police were notified of a suspicious injury to the one-year-old on Wednesday, March 8. Police do not provide details of the injury, or the sex of the child.

Vermont State Police Special Investigation Unit detectives coordinated with the Department of Children and Families and interviewed the child’s father, Chinnici. During the course of the investigation, information was obtained that showed Chinnici injured the infant purposefully. Chinnici, who will turn 19 in May, was arrested, processed, and charged as an adult with one count of Aggravated Assault. He was jailed, and bail information is not available.

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