Allegheny County police plan to charge mother's boyfriend in child abuse case
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A man was arrested today on charges that he assaulted a 2-year-old boy Thursday in Mount Oliver.
Jason Lee Henry, 32, was being held at the Allegheny County police headquarters for questioning. Police intended to charge him with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The boy, Maddax Kalafas, remains in intensive care at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to be treated for bleeding on the brain and numerous bruises.
A doctor told police the boy's injuries were consistent with "child abuse inconsistent with a fall," Lt. Jeffrey Korcyzk said.
The lieutenant said Mr. Henry was watching the boy while his mother, Mr. Henry's girlfriend of about three months, worked.
A passerby spotted Mr. Henry walking toward the borough police station with the motionless boy in his arms and flagged down a Mount Oliver officer.
Mr. Henry initially told police the boy had fallen down some stairs at his girlfriend's Walter Avenue home but a doctor did not believe his story, Lt. Korcyzk said.
Police arrested Mr. Henry at the home this afternoon after receiving a tip from a television news reporter who waited nearby.
The lieutenant said the boy is expected to make a full recovery though he did not know how long that would take.
The mother, whose name was not released, does not face any charges. The lieutenant said she met Mr. Henry on Craigslist about three months ago.
First Published October 26, 2012 4:09 pm