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January 10, 2013

Man charged in suspected baby shaking

Niagara Gazette — A 26-year-old Lockport man has been charged in a suspected case of “shaken baby syndrome," according to New York State Police.

Kenneth S. Lathrop Jr., of Ruhlman Road, was charged Wednesday with a felony count of assault and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Troopers said they were contacted by Niagara County Child Protective Services officials and told that a child, less than a year old, was being treated at Women & Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for injuries consistent with the syndrome, in which a child suffers brain injuries from being shaken violently.

Lathrop was caring for the child at the time the injuries were suffered, troopers said. Information about the relationship between Lathrop and the child was not disclosed.

Following arraignment before Lockport Town Justice Leonard Tilney on Wednesday night, Lathrop was sent to the Niagara County Jail, in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

He appeared in city court Thursday for an attorney appearance and will return today to file an application for a public defender.

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