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State Police: Steuben Co. man choked 2-year-old child

Investigators say a Lindley man has been charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child, after allegedly choking a 2-year-old child.

Troopers say 20-year-old Jacoby Sawyer was tasked with watching the child and a sibling at home while the parents went to a nearby grocery store.

When they returned the child was found to have suspicious injuries.

Sawyer was subsequently charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. However, he was released on his own recognizance after the arrest.

He’s scheduled to re-appear on August 2nd.

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