PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An 8-year-old child suffered life-threatening injuries after his mother’s fiancée allegedly slammed him on a bed.
According to police, the incident happened at a home on Highland Street in North Braddock on Monday.READ MORE: Carnegie Library's Downtown Branch Preparing To Reopen Next Week
Late Monday night, 38-year-old Orlando Williams was arrested and taken to the Allegheny County Jail.
According to the criminal complaint, Williams was watching his son and his fiancée’s two sons after a trip to Ohiopyle and Big Bear, West Virginia, on Sunday.
Williams and a friend had been drinking at those locations and his fiancée drove them home. When they arrived, she left and went to work.
During the night, Williams entered the 8-year-old’s bedroom and tripped over a laundry basket. He woke the child up and yelled at him to clean his room. He left the room and returned a couple of minutes later to see the child sitting on the edge of the bed.
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Williams told police he grabbed the child and slammed him on the bed. He told police his intention was to slam the child in the middle of the bed, but missed. The child fell to the floor and was unresponsive. He then transported the child to UPMC McKeesport Hospital.
According to the criminal complaint, Williams told hospital staff that he went to check on the child around 3:30 a.m. and found him unresponsive. A nurse noticed bruising on the child and notified hospital staff and police.
A couple of hours later, the child was flown to Children’s Hospital. There, doctors said the injuries were consistent with severe trauma and the child’s prognosis is grave.
Williams is now facing a list of charges including aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and recklessly endangering another person.
Williams is also a registered sex offender. He was convicted of rape back in 2002.MORE NEWS: Murder, Arson Trial Opens In Strangulation Slaying, Fire