AUGUSTA- A man charged with endangering the welfare of his child appeared in court for the first time today.
Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Norwood of Augusta pleaded not guilty to the Misdemeanor charge.
The two-year-old was found nearly drowned in the Kennebec River on September 16th. A bystander reportedly jumped into the water and grabbed the unresponsive child. According to the Bangor Daily News, Deputy Police Chief Jared Mills said the two year old has recovered and is now doing well.
Norwood was released on bail with the condition of not having any contact with a child under the age of ten, including his own. He is scheduled to appear in court again on March 14th.