A city man has been arrested and accused of inflicting internal injuries on a three-month-old child, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Elie Kiame, 34-year-old, was arrested on Monday. He has been charged with second-degree aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and fourth-degree child abuse and neglect.
Authorities said on January 5, Woodland Park police and medics responded to Plaza 46 Shopping Center on report of a non-responsive three-month-old child. The child was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. Doctors found various internal injuries on the child, authorities said.
Detectives interviewed witnesses over the next three months and charged Kiame. He faces a maximum of 20 years in state prison if convicted on the charges.
Kiame appeared before a judge on Tuesday. and was released on monitoring pending conclusion of the case.