PAWTUCKET — 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 abuse—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.