A Roxbury man was ordered held in lieu of $50,500 bail at his arraignment on charges he abused an infant and beat the baby's mother in the woman's apartment on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to prosecutors, Steven Velazquez, 19, assaulted the two-month-old in his mother's sometime between Jan. 12 and 14, breaking his rib and leaving him with two bite marks on his right arm, and a third bite mark on the inner left leg. However, the child received no medical care until Jan. 22, when police arrived at the apartment to investigate a report of child abuse. EMTs then took the infant to Children's hospital. Prosecutors said that Velasquez broke the boy's rib by squeezing him.
Velazquez also punched the baby's mother in the face twice on New Year's Day, the DA's office alleges.
Velazquez was arraigned today on four counts of assault and battery on a child causing injury and two counts of assault and battery. The DA's office says he has previously faced charges of violating a restraining order, although he did not have one against him when he was arrested Friday.
The DA's office adds that even if he makes bail, Velazquez won't be going anywhere - a judge in South Boston District Court revoked his bail bail on an outstanding larceny charge.
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