Paterson, NJ, charged with breaking ribs of 4 month old child

PATERSON – A town resident is charged with child abuse and neglect in an incident that took an infant to a local hospital with broken ribs.

According to a press release from the Passaic County District Attorney’s Office, witnesses told authorities that 22-year-old Narciso Alejandro injured the four-month-old at a Paterson residence in August.

The state division of child welfare and duty had been informed that the child had a number of broken ribs during an examination at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, the statement said.

Alejandro is charged with second degree endangerment of a child’s well-being, fourth degree child abuse and neglect, and contempt of court.

After his arrest on Monday, Alejandro is being held at Passaic County Jail pending an upcoming detention hearing this week.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the prosecutor’s office phone line at 1-877-370-PCPO.

Patrick Lavery is the anchor for the New Jersey 101.5 afternoon news. Follow it on Twitter @ plavery1015 or send an email to [email protected]

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