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Police: Father starts fire near newborn, flees

Erik Graham (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Erik Graham (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
FAIRFAX, OH (FOX19) -

A father is accused of purposely setting a fire inside his house with his newborn baby inside.

Eryk Graham, 27, faces charges of child endangering and domestic violence.

According to Fairfax police, he intentionally set fire to a pile of clothing on the living room floor near the door where his 7-week-old daughter was sleeping in her room in a crib on July 26.

Graham fled the Germania Avenue residence before police arrived, court records state. He put the burned clothes in a trash can in the driveway.

The infant was not hurt.

A judge on Monday set Graham's bond at $50,000.

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