DANBURY - A Danbury woman faced a judge Monday after police say she deliberately burned a 3-year-old child that she was baby-sitting.
Police arrested Lidia Quilligana, 31, on Friday night after officers were called to investigate the child's injuries. They say the incident was caught on a nanny cam, but that they will not release the video because the case is still under investigation.
Prosecutors say the video shows the 3-year-old crying, screaming and trying to get away from Quilligana. She then allegedly picks the child up and puts her hands and leg on the stove burner several times.
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Quilliagana's attorney says her client has watched the child and her two siblings at their home in the Woodland Hills Complex on Sienna Way for a year, and that this is the first complaint she has received.
Quilligana is charged with first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. Her bond was set at $1 million.
She is scheduled to appear in court again next month. As for the child, police say she was treated by her doctor and has returned home.