Torrington, Conn. (WTNH) — After a two month investigation, a Torrington man has been charged with beating his girlfriend's toddler. The little boy is now blind.
In court, News 8 learned that baby was in the hospital for two months.
Michael Brown stared blankly away from the judge, as Senior Assistant State's Attorney Dawn Gallo spent several minutes explaining the condition of his then-girlfriend's baby, who's now blind.
"At this point, Children's Medical Center reports that he is permanently disabled," said Gallo.
Police say on February 16 they received a call from Charlotte Hungerford Hospital's Emergency room that an 18-month-old was being treated for multiple skull fractures, a broken arm, and was in serious condition.
After a criminal investigation, State Police arrested Brown and charged him with first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor.
His attorney, Kathleen Rallo, says he's innocent.
"Mr. Brown emphatically denies any involvement in this and we intend to vigorously defend him and no comment," said Rallo. "Everything else is sealed."
News 8 did learn that the FBI has two different names on record for Brown. He has different addresses, three different social security numbers and dates of birth that differ.
Brown has five felony charges pending in Florida, and pending charges in Connecticut, including narcotics.
There's an allegation he used narcotics on the baby's lips.
Still, Brown says he is innocent.
"I think everybody involved is sorry this occurred, but he's got no involvement in this horrible event," Rallo said. "No involvement."
Brown says he has no idea who beat the child.