Roland Dow Update: N.H. man indicted on new charge in case of burned, beaten 3-year-old

Roland Dow, left, and Jessica Linscott
Corrections Department, Fla.,AP Photo/Orange County
(CBS/AP) PLAISTOW, N.H. - Roland Dow, a New Hampshire man accused of severely beating and burning the 3-year-old son of his girlfriend, has been indicted on a new charge of first-degree assault, alleging that he caused traumatic injury to the child.

Pictures: Fugitive couple arrested at Universal Studios

WMUR-TV reports a Rockingham County grand jury recently indicted the 27-year-old Dow.

Dow had pleaded not guilty in December to multiple assault and other charges involving the treatment of the boy.

The girlfriend, 24-year-old Jessica Linscott, of Plaistow, pleaded guilty last month to several charges and was sentenced to at least 2 1/2 years in prison for failing to get help for her son. She's expected to testify against Dow.

The boy was hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury and burns to his wrist and fingers last year. The couple was arrested at Universal Studios in Florida.

Complete coverge of Jessica Linscott and Roland Dow on Crimesider


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