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Infant sent to hospital after ingesting controlled substance, Geneva man charged with child endangerment

Police say a Geneva man was arrested following an incident, which left an infant child hospitalized and treated for ingesting a controlled substance.

On August 18th around 1 p.m. the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested Alex Rossiter, 25, of Geneva following a medical call at a local apartment complex.

Police say officers received notification from 911 that an infant child unintentionally ingested a controlled substance.

On arrival, an investigation was initiated. Officers determined that Rosssiter was watching two children under the age of 16, and left them unattended.

During that time the children had access to controlled narcotic, Rossiter then failed to call for emergency services after having discovered the infant child ingested the substance, according to police.

He was arrested and transported to the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center for processing. He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and will answer the charge at a later date.

Police say the child was transported to a local hospital by North Seneca Ambulance.