WAYNESBURG (KDKA) -- A Waynesburg man is facing assault and child abuse charges after a baby was admitted to the hospital with injuries that state police say are "consistent with 'shaken baby'" syndrome.
State police say they have charged 19-year-old Jeffery Kennedy with a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of simple assault and endangering the welfare of children.
According to police, the baby boy - born in November - is being treated at Ruby Memorial Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for subdural hematomas and other injuries.
It happened at a home on North 88 Road in Jefferson Township, Greene County.
Kennedy was arraigned.
He is now being held in the Greene County Jail on $75,000 cash bond.
Carter's Law encourages anyone who is having trouble dealing with the stress of a crying baby to call one of these three support lines:
24-Hour Parent Helpline - 1-888-435-7553
Crying Baby Hotline – 1-866-243-2229
Fussy Baby Warmline - 1-888-431-BABY
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