WAYNESBURG (KDKA) — A Waynesburg man is facing assault and child abuse charges after a baby was admitted to the hospital with injuries that state police say are “consistent with ‘shaken baby’” syndrome.

State police say they have charged 19-year-old Jeffery Kennedy with a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of simple assault and endangering the welfare of children.

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According to police, the baby boy – born in November – is being treated at Ruby Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for subdural hematomas and other injuries.

It happened at a home on North 88 Road in Jefferson Township, Greene County.

Kennedy was arraigned.

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He is now being held in the Greene County Jail on $75,000 cash bond.

Carter’s Law encourages anyone who is having trouble dealing with the stress of a crying baby to call one of these three support lines:

24-Hour Parent Helpline – 1-888-435-7553

Crying Baby Hotline – 1-866-243-2229

Fussy Baby Warmline – 1-888-431-BABY

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