Stranger Punches 1-Year-Old North Carolina Boy in Face as Mother Watches in Horror: Police

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Jun. 10 2023, Published 12:15 p.m. ET

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A North Carolina man has been arrested after he allegedly punched a 1-year-old baby he did not know in the face while the mother watched, according to authorities.

Around 11:40 a.m. on June 4, officers responded to a report of an assault on a child in Charlotte, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

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According to authorities, the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Rico Limon Williams, hit the baby in the face with a closed fist, causing minor injuries.

Bystanders and witnesses helped police, who were able to quickly arrest Williams in connection with the incident, officials said.


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Williams was charged with assault on a child under 12 and is being held on $125,000 bond, according to authorities.

The 1-year-old boy was taken to Levine Children’s Hospital for medical treatment, but has been released, officials said.


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