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Schenectady man takes plea in abuse case

Child, 6, was allegedly burned by lighter, cigarettes and stove

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A local man pleaded guilty Wednesday in a case in which a 6-year-old child was repeatedly burned with a lit cigarette. Jason Denobrega, 33, was accused of burning the child in several spots on the child’s back in April 2012. Prosecutors say he also held the flame of a lighter to the back of the child’s knee and held the child’s thumb over a lit stove burner. On Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted ...

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