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PAWTUCKET â€” Following an investigation of an incident on Anthony Avenue, a 28-year-old city man was arrested Thursday on charges of child abuse.
Dennis R. Hoffman, of Seneca Avenue, was arraigned on one count of child abuseâ€”first degree on Friday morning in District Court in Providence.
According to Detective Sgt. Robert Winsor, Hoffman was taken into custody following a joint investigation by Pawtucket Police Det. Susan Cormier and the state Department of Children Youth and Families. The victim, a juvenile male, is a relative of Hoffman, Winsor said. He declined to specify the victim's age.