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Father accused of punching 9-month-old son

Father accused of punching 9-month-old son

Child suffered swelling

SCHENECTADY -- A city father punched his 9-month-old son in the face and head last week, authorities said.

The child suffered bruising, swelling and some scratches and was taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment, according to court documents.

The father, identified as Charles Fitzgerald, 29, of Albany Street, faces one count of second-degree assault, a felony.

He is accused of punching the child late on Dec. 15 at his residence, according to court documents. Police arrested him shortly afterward.

Fitzgerald also faces misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, assault and resisting arrest, records show.

Fitzgerald has been released to return to court later, records show.

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