Helena man arrested, accused of assaulting toddler

A man is behind bars in Helena, accused of assaulting a toddler he was taking care of.

Investigators say they arrested Richard Hodge after doctors at Saint Peter’s Hospital found bruising on multiple areas of the 3-year-old’s body, as well as trauma on his face.

The 30-year-old was in charge of taking care of the toddler while his mother worked.  Hodge is facing an assault on a minor charge in the case.