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Freeport baby-sitter charged in assault on toddler, police say

Wilson Reyes, 21, of Freeport, was arrested Tuesday,

Wilson Reyes, 21, of Freeport, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, and charged with second-degree assault stemming from an alleged attack on a 2-year-old girl he baby-sat on New Year's Day. Photo Credit: NCPD

A baby-sitter from Freeport attacked a 2-year-old girl in his care and faces assault charges Tuesday, Nassau police said.

Wilson Reyes, 21, physically assaulted the girl on New Year's Day in Freeport, and she had to be sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The complaint filed against Reyes said the child sustained abrasions to both sides of the neck, bruises on her body, bleeding in her right eye and minor bleeding under the skin on her face and abdomen.

A police spokeswoman declined to give details on what occurred, including what led to the alleged attack, what happened during the alleged attack, where it occurred and the extent of the child's injuries.

Reyes was arrested on a charge of second-degree assault Monday afternoon, police said. He was arraigned Tuesday and held pending a bail $25,000 bond or $12,500 cash. An order of protection was issued against him.

His attorney, James Toner of Mineola, declined to comment.

According to the complaint against Reyes, his arrest was based on his videotaped statements, statements from witnesses, an interview with the girl and other evidence recovered from the scene, including photos.

Detectives from the special victims squad are trying to determine whether other victims exist, including children he baby-sat. Those with information may call at 516-573-4022.

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