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DA: Gloversville man admits newborn assault

DA: Gloversville man admits newborn assault

Newborn was punched, police say

JOHNSTOWN -- A man arrested in September on accusations he fractured a baby's skull is to be sentenced in June after a recent guilty plea, Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown said.

Andrew Allen, 31, of Gloversville, pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of first-degree assault. He is expected to be sentenced June 4 to eight years in prison, Brown said.

Allen was accused of punching his 7-day-old child in the head after a fight with his wife, police have said. The baby was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital, then airlifted to Albany Medical Center for further treatment. 

Police responded to the hospital and talked with the mother, who indicated Allen punched the baby after a domestic incident, police said.

Gloversville police, with assistance from New York State Police and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, later searched an apartment at 6 Cherry St., where the assault is believed to have taken place.

The baby remains in foster care and is doing better, Brown said Wednesday.

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