Baby’s parents indicted on assault, endangerment charges

Posted March 07, 2013, at 7:15 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 22-year-old Fort Fairfield woman, formerly of Brunswick, was indicted this week by a Cumberland County grand jury on a charge of aggravated assault after police say an investigation revealed her 8-month-old child “had sustained injuries that included several broken bones” while the family lived in Brunswick.

Shelagh Kavin was indicted on a Class B felony aggravated assault charge in connection with alleged incidents from May 2011 to February 2012, according to the Cumberland County district attorney’s office.

The child’s father, 24-year-old Dorell Carter, now of Presque Isle but also previously of Brunswick, was indicted on the lesser Class D charge of endangering the welfare of a child in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred over the same time period.

On Feb. 1, 2012, Brunswick police were contacted by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and received a report of “several issues of neglect” involving the family, Detective Greg Mears said.

“Based on medical reports, it was determined that the 8-month-old baby had sustained injuries that included several broken bones,” Mears said.

Court dates for Carter and Kavin were not available Thursday evening.

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