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Police: West Newton man accused of beating 1-year-old turns himself in

Megan Tomasic
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A West Newton man accused of assaulting a 1-year-old boy Thursday while the child’s mother was at work turned himself in Saturday evening, state police officials confirmed.

Police issued a warrant for Salvatore Albert Salvio, 24, last week after responding to a Church Street home in Herminie, where, police say, they found the boy with severe bruising and swelling to his face and about 15 puncture marks on the bottoms of his feet that may have been caused by a syringe, according to court papers.

Salvio turned himself in around 6:30 p.m.

The boy’s mother told investigators the boy was fine when she left him with Salvio, her boyfriend, for about six hours. When she returned, she found the boy crying and bleeding in an upstairs bedroom, according to court papers.

“She brought her son downstairs and accused Salvatore of hurting her child,” Trooper Evan Terek wrote in court papers. “He denied, claiming that he didn’t know what had happened and hadn’t done anything.”

Salvio allegedly threatened the woman when she tried to leave the house and he fled in her car. She called 911 from a neighbor’s home, police said.

Aggravated assault, terroristic threats and related charges were filed against Salvio.

Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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