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Arrested in baby abuse

A 20-year-old man is accused of repeatedly injuring and breaking the bones of a newborn baby at his former North Washington Street residence.

Police said Jonathon E. Greener, formerly of Rome, repeatedly injured an 8-week-old infant on numerous occasions, breaking several bones. The abuse was finally discovered on Jan. 8, when medical personnel were called to respond to Greener’s North Washington Street residence to help the child. Police said the baby was treated at University Hospital in Syracuse for serious injuries, and had several broken bones in various stages of healing.

Police did not release the relationship between Greener and the infant.

Rome Police and the county Child Advocacy Center investigated the abuse, and Greener was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for five counts of second-degree assault, a class D felony. Greener had since moved to College Street in Clinton, where authorities said he was picked up on an arrest warrant on Thursday.

Greener is in county jail on $50,000 cash bail or bond, authorities stated. He is scheduled to reappear in County Court.

RomeSentinel.com

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