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Uniontown man accused of injuring infant

| Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, 5:06 p.m.

A Uniontown man is accused of assaulting a 5-month-old boy, causing significant injuries to his face.

Christopher Shallenberger, 20, is charged with simple assault and harassment, state police in Uniontown said.

Police said Shallenberger admitted striking the child in the face and head Friday because he would not stop crying.

The boy was taken to Uniontown Hospital, police said.

Shallenberger was being held in the Fayette County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 28 before Brownsville District Judge Mike Defino.

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