Young boy found unconscious on Revere sidewalk; man charged with beating him
The boyfriend of a five-year-old boy's mother was arrested today after State Police and EMTs found the boy "unresponsive" on the sidewalk near his home on Revere Beach Parkway, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Joseph Testa, 28, will be arraigned Monday in Chelsea District Court on charges of assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, wantonly or recklessly permitting bodily injury to a child and child endangerment, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office, the boy was rushed to Mass. General, where he underwent emergency surgery and where he is now in stable condition.