A Lexington man has been charged with assaulting a 2-year-old child who suffered a severe head injury, Lexington police said.
The child was left in the care of Leamon Wesner, 30, Tuesday morning at 515 Michigan Avenue, Lexington police said. Police were called to the address about 10:42 a.m. for an unresponsive child.
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Wesner, the boyfriend of the child's mother, was charged with first-degree assault and is being held at the Fayette County jail.
The toddler was taken to University of Kentucky Medical Center with a head trauma that is considered life-threatening. The child was unresponsive at the hospital Tuesday afternoon.