LOCKPORT – A 26-year-old man charged in a suspected case of “shaken baby syndrome” was to appear today in Lockport City Court, according to State Police.
Kenneth S. Lathrop Jr., of Ruhlman Road, was charged Wednesday with a felony count of assault and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. Troopers said they were contacted by Niagara County Child Protective Services and told that a child, less than a year old, was being treated at Women & Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for injuries consistent with the syndrome, in which a child suffers brain injuries from being shaken violently.
Lathrop was caring for the child at the time the injuries were suffered, troopers said.
Following arraignment before Lockport Town Justice Leonard Tilney on Wednesday, Lathrop was sent to the Niagara County Jail, in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, pending today’s court appearance.