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Defendant charged with shaking and seriously injuring his child

NIAGARA FALLS – An infant girl suffered five broken ribs and a head injury when she was allegedly shaken by her father late last month at a home on Ninth Street. “He assaulted his own baby,” said Niagara Falls Police Capt. William M. Thomson.

Jeremy R. Hayes, 24, was arrested by detectives Tuesday for his role in the March 28 assault and arraigned in City Court on felony charges of first-degree assault and reckless assault. He was remanded to Niagara County Jail on $100,000 bail. A hearing is set for today.Thursday.

Thomson said the baby was treated at Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo and has since been discharged and is recovering.

The infant girl was removed from her home by social workers from Niagara County Child and Protective Services and has been placed in the care of another family member.