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Police: Norwalk Father Reported By High School For Assault On Son

NORWALK, Conn. – The father of a 16-year-old Norwalk High School student was arrested on a second degree assault charge, a felony, for allegedly beating his son with a lacrosse stick, according to police.

School administrators, once they learned of the alleged April 26 attack, reported it to police, who obtained a warrant for the father’s arrest.

Sgt. Lisa Cotto said the alleged attack occurred during an argument between the father and the son, after the son arrived home late from lacrosse practice. The two argued, and the father grabbed the son’s lacrosse stick and hit him with it in the back and the face, causing a cut over the boy’s eye, police said.

When the boy went to school, the cut was visible and he talked about the incident with other students, which led administrators to question him about it and later report it to police, Cotto said.

Raymond Dolphin, 55, of Osborne Avenue in Norwalk, was arrested Tuesday and charged with the single count of second degree assault. He was released after posting a $30,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court later this month.

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