Mt. Oliver man accused of abusing boy, 2, arrested

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MOUNT OLIVER, Pa. - A Mt. Oliver man was arrested Friday on charges of abusing a 2-year-old boy who remains hospitalized.

Jason Lee Henry, 32, brought his girlfriend’s motionless 2-year-old son to the borough police station around 4:30 p.m. and said the boy had been knocked unconscious by falling down the stairs, Mt. Oliver police Sgt. Matthew Juzwick said.

Henry, 32, is charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child for injuries suffered by Maddax Kalafas on Thursday afternoon.

Henry is the boyfriend of Kalafas’ mother, said Allegheny County Police Lt. Jeffrey Korczyk.

The boy remains in the intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital in Lawrenceville for treatment of head injuries and multiple bruises, but doctors believe he will make a full recovery, Korczyk said.

Henry, who has an extensive criminal record, told police Kalafas was injured in a fall, but doctors said the child had been abused, Korczyk said.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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