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Exeter police say man briefly suffocated 3-year-old girl

EXETER — A transient man who allegedly briefly suffocated his girlfriend's 3-year-old girl was arrested Friday on felony assault charges.

Kevin Lynch, 27, who is "orginally from Rochester," confessed that he assaulted the girl, whose mother had taken the child to Exeter Hospital after noticing "visible problems" with her daughter's eyes, police said in a release.

Lynch is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, police said.