Newark man charged in death of girlfriend's daughter

(AP) - Essex County prosecutors have filed child endangerment charges against the boyfriend of a Newark woman who'saccused of killing her 5-year-old daughter on Mother's Day.

Bail was set at $100,000 for 27-year-old Ahmed Thakur of Newark.He was arrested Wednesday by county detectives.

Prosecutors say the charges against him stem from conduct priorto Charlize Young's death. They are for using corporal punishmenton the girl, abandoning her and failing to seek medical treatment.

Thakur's arrest comes one day after the child's mother,24-year-old Bianca Young, was charged with murder.

Authorities say the girl was rushed to the hospital Sundaynight, but died soon after. An autopsy concluded she died fromblunt force trauma that caused severe internal bleeding.

It was not known if either defendant has retained a lawyer.

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