A Missoula man who was babysitting a neighbor's child is charged with choking the mother when she complained her son had been kicked. 34-year-old David William Kidder faces charges of aggravated assault and assault on a minor.

Missoula County prosecutors say Kidder kicked the child in the rear after the boy threw an orange on the floor. An affidavit said when the boy's mother confronted him, Kidder grabbed her by the hair and choked her, causing her to nearly pass out.The woman said she feared for her life.

Court records say Kidder told police he sent the child to the bedroom after he threw the orange and acknowledged a physical confrontation with the mother, but said it happened too quickly for him to remember the details.

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