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Registered sex offender accused of raping 19-month-old

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Joseph Lane, of Higganum, is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-month-old Joseph Lane, of Higganum, is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-month-old
NORTH BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A registered sex offender from Higganum has been arrested after being accused of sexually assaulting a 19-month-old child.

The unidentified child suffered injuries to its pelvic region as a result of the assault, North Branford police said.

North Branford police arrested Joseph Lane, 33, a registered sex offender, after receiving a report from the state Department of Children and Families regarding the 19-month-old that was brought to Yale-New Haven Hospital with an injury to the pelvic region.

An investigation was launched by DCF and North Branford police and an arrest warrant was issued for Lane.

Lane was arrested Saturday and was charged with first degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor and two counts of violating probation. He was held in jail on $550,000 bond and was expected to appear in court Monday.

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