A Lexington man accused of shaking an infant has been charged with assault.
Eric Sylvester Martin, 22, was arrested Friday evening and charged with first-degree assault "for causing serious physical injury to his 5½ -week-old infant when he shook the child," according to a release issued Monday by Lexington police.
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The baby, who has not been identified, remains in the care of the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Police said the infant was taken to the hospital Nov. 17 from the Salvation Army after having difficulty breathing. Police did not say where the alleged incident occurred. No other details were available.
Investigators later received information that led to Martin's arrest, according to the release.