Man arrested after 6-week-old nearly dies

Nicholas McRoberts (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Nicholas McRoberts (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

READING, OH (FOX19) - Police in Reading have arrested a man after saving the life of a 6-week-old child who nearly died.

Friday at around 2:30 pm, police responded to an infant non-breather on Aljoy Ct. in Reading. Paramedics on the scene were able to revive the 6-week-old, and is currently at Childrens Hospital being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Initial reports said that the child was not breathing after being choked by another small child. Investigators later determined that the 6-week-old's injuries were inconsistent with that story. Reading Police then charged the child's caregiver, Nicholas McRoberts, 26, with Felonious Assault and Endangering Children.

Court documents say that the child also sustained a skull fracture.

McRoberts is currently at the Hamilton County Justice Center awaiting trial.

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