Aggravated assault on a child
Investigators have charged a man in relation to an assault on his child.
Police attended the IWK Health Centre on the evening of November 2, 2016 in relation to a suspected case of child abuse involving a five-week old baby who had sustained multiple injuries. As a result of the police investigation, members of the Special Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division have laid charges against the child’s father.
The 18-year-old man appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court earlier today to face charges of aggravated assault and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. His name is being withheld as there is a publication ban in effect that stipulates no information can be released that could potentially identify the child in this matter.