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Woman Charged With Assaulting Infant Son 

A woman from Augusta has been arrested on charges that she assaulted her infant son.Kennebec County District Attorney Evert Fowle says 24-year old Jessica Padgett was arrested after her indictment last week on charges of aggravated assault and assault.Fowle says an investigation began after her 2-month old son was taken to the emergency room in September of last year with bruises, scrapes, and a broken rib.Fowle says the child has been placed with the Department of Health and Human Services.Padgett’s bail is set at $1,000 and she is to have no contact with the victim.