Man allegedly fractured toddler’s face, waives felony hearing

NORWICH – A Norwich man accused of assaulting his girlfriend's three-year-old child – by allegedly fracturing the toddler's face – waived his right to a felony hearing and was remanded back to county jail to wait for his case to go before a grand jury.

On Feb. 26 at approximately 5:31 p.m., the Norwich City Police Department received a call from Chenango County Child Protective Services.

The agency reported an alleged assault involving a three-year-old male child to the police.

After NPD detectives and CPS workers investigated the case, NPD officers arrested 29-year-old Zane T. Abbott of Mitchell Street in Norwich.

He was charged with the class D felony of assault in the second degree and the class A misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child.

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