Updated 07/24/2012 06:03 PM
Man charged with assaulting 3-month-old
A South Glens Falls Man remains in the Warren County Jail after deputies say he seriously injured a three-month-old boy. YNN’s Matt Hunter reports.
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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- "I think it's crazy what happened, I think the baby is the one that suffered in the situation," Queensbury resident Elizabeth McIntosh said.
McIntosh said she still can't believe what deputies said happened on the top floor of her apartment building.
Warren County Sheriff's deputies said on Wednesday night a visiting South Glens Falls man broke bones in both shoulders of a three-month-old boy he was babysitting.
"We're not entirely sure how it happened,” said Lieutenant Steven Stockdale with the sheriff’s office criminal investigations unit. “We do know that he [defendant] admitted to having some rough, inappropriate contact with the child."
On Monday, deputies arrested Christopher Fosmer, 23, who has since been charged with second degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to neighbors, Fosmer and the victim's mother used to date but Fosmer is not the young victim's father.
He allegedly grew frustrated when the boy started crying.
"We're still trying to determine how much one-on-one contact there had been between our suspect and the child prior to this incident but it doesn't appear to be too much," Stockdale said.
No one was home when we knocked on the door to the apartment Tuesday but according to the building's owner, the victim's mother was also not a tenant here. He said she was temporarily staying with a friend.
While Fosmer remains in the Warren County Jail, the child has since been released from Glens Falls Hospital and is in protective custody.
Deputies said their investigation is ongoing and that they haven't ruled out possible charges against the mother, who was reportedly not home at the time.
"If we make a determination she is culpable then we'll certainly take appropriate action but at this point there's no reason to put it in that direction," said Fosmer.
"I hope everything gets resolved, I hope the baby gets better and is somewhere where he's safe and protected and I know that's what she [mother] wants," said McIntosh, who claims she’s also babysat the child in the past.
Fosmer is due back at Queensbury Town Court Monday morning.