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Deputies: Wayne County man charged with assault of infant

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 29-year-old Ontario resident following an investigation into the assault of an infant.

Arie Beckens, 29, was arrested after deputies received a referral from Wayne County Child Protective Services and Strong Memorial Hospital.

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It was reported that a three week old infant was brought to Strong for an evaluation during which several bruises and swelling to the infant’s right eye was observed by hospital staff.

It’s alleged that while Beckens was caring for the infant during the early morning hours of April 26th at a family home – Arie caused injury to the baby’s face by holding it down with his hand.


He was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Beckens was taken into custody and transported to the Wayne County Jail pending arraignment.

 

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