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Spokane Valley man denies choking 4-year-old girl

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

23-year-old Jesse L. Brown is behind bars after detectives say they believe he assaulted a four-year-old girl. Brown says he's innocent of choking his ex-girlfriend's daughter, but his ex-girlfriend says otherwise. According to court documents, the girl had bruises on her neck and jaw. The documents also say that the little girl told her grandmother that Jesse choked her and threw her down.

Jessica Brito says she was at work when her four year old daughter was injured, and that Brown was baby-sitting her daughter during that time. Brown says it is true that he was watching her, but denies harming the child.

"I didn't do this," Brown said. "I love that little girl and she loved me too." He went on to claim that he doesn't know how the bruises got there.

Brito tells a different story. "My daughter wouldn't lie about that," Brito told KHQ. "I know it was him." Brito went on to say Brown also hid his drug use from her, which Brown now admits to.

"I was using meth during the time," Brown said, "But the meth had nothing to do with it. It was already out of my system when I got home."

Now, Brito says she's glad that she ended her relationship with Brown, and she's grateful nothing worse happened to her four-year-old. "I was devastated. He could have killed her if he didn't let go when he did. I cried so much, and the fear just imagining what she's going through kills me," Brito said.

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