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Infant Injured in Custody Struggle, Parents Arrested

March 21, 2014, 4:49 PM HST
* Updated March 21, 7:29 PM
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Dane Nakama (left) and Kayzia Washington (right). Photos courtesy Maui Police.

Dane Nakama (left) and Kayzia Washington (right). Photos courtesy Maui Police.

By Maui Now Staff

Maui police arrested the parents of an infant girl after the child was treated for an injury that police say was sustained in a custody struggle.

According to police, Kayzia-Ashley Washington, 21, of Kahului and her boyfriend, Dane Nakama, 20, were allegedly involved in an argument that escalated into a struggle.

Police were notified by medical personnel on Thursday, March 20, 2014, of a suspicious injury to the infant after she was brought in by her mother to a clinic for treatment.

Police say the the child, who was being held by her mother at the time of the argument, sustained the injury as a result of the struggle, but did not specify the extent of injuries.

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Both Nakama and Washington were arrested and charged with second-degree assault, physical abuse of a family and household member, and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to police reports.

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Police say bail for Nakama was set at $12,000, and bail for Washington was set at $3,000.

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