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Attleboro man faces charges after 3-month-old son brought to hospital with broken arm

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ATTLEBORO, Massachusetts — An Attleboro man is facing charges after his 3-month-old son was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and other injuries that appeared to be older, prosecutors said.

Joshua Pulsinelli, 25, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Attleboro District Court to assault and battery and reckless endangerment of a child. Bail was set at $1,500 cash.

Police were notified about the alleged abuse Sunday by the state Department of Children and Families, according to The Sun Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1qmapFF ).

The state child welfare agency was called by officials at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, where the child was treated. Pulsinelli and the child's mother originally took the boy to an Attleboro hospital after noticing the child could not move his arm.

In addition to the broken arm, the child had rib injuries that appeared to be about a week old and were healing, according to a doctor at the hospital.

Colleen McGahan, Pulsinelli's lawyer, said others had the opportunity to harm the child.

"He never touched the child or caused these injuries," McGahan said.

McGahan noted that at a family cookout Saturday, the child's mother was struck by a football while holding the infant and moved suddenly so the baby would not get hit.


Information from: The (Attleboro, Massachusetts) Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com

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