It happened Friday at the Gouverneur Playground in Claremont. According to published reports, the 4-year-old girl was bitten on her face as she tried to pet the dog.
One in 8 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year and the societal costs are enormous.
Police said Sanders and two other suspects physically assaulted a female victim at a deli, slashed her face with a sharp object and fled on foot.
More details are surfacing in the shooting death of man who witnesses say was trying to flee from cops but got caught in construction zone traffic late Friday night.
Marcos Cuevas was taken into police custody in connection with the vicious assault.