Police charge man over injuring of baby boy in Far North NSW

A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged injuring of a baby in his care in the state’s Far North earlier this year.

On Wednesday 1 May 2019, police were notified after a two-month-old boy presented at Lismore Base Hospital with life-threatening injuries and was subsequently transferred to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Officers were told by the doctors the boy had suffered significant head trauma. He has since been released and alternate care arrangements have been made.

Detectives from State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad established Strike Force Munmorah to investigate how the child came to be injured.

Following extensive inquires, a 22-year-old man, who is known to the boy, was arrested at a home at Casino just before 1pm yesterday (Wednesday 3 July 2019).

He was taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with reckless grievous bodily harm (DV).

Police will allege that the man injured the boy at a home in Casino in April 2019.

The man was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Thursday 4 July 2019).

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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