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Lemoyne man held for court in infant abuse case

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LEMOYNE, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Lemoyne man is headed to trial for allegedly assaulting and endangering a 5-month-old boy who suffered a fractured skull and brain injuries.

Robert Kelley Jr., 19, was held for court on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering and endangering the welfare of a child during a preliminary hearing Monday.

According to court documents, the baby boy suffered two skull fractures, severe brain injuries, and bruising to both wrists while Kelley was watching him at his home in the 200 block of Herman Avenue on Oct. 10.

Kelley claimed his dog jumped up and scratched the child's face that morning and that the infant rolled from the couch to the carpeted floor that afternoon, documents state.

He later said the baby was in an infant seat and fell from the kitchen table while he was folding laundry, but doctors said the baby's injuries would not have occurred from either of those scenarios, according to charging documents.

Kelly remains in the Cumberland County Prison on $100,000 cash bail. A formal arraignment in Cumberland County Court is scheduled Jan. 23.

 

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