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Bangor man accused of fracturing infant son’s skull, ribs

Damien Schenk mug shot
Damien Schenk mug shot(WABI)
Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 5:26 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A Bangor man is behind bars after police say he fractured his now eight-week-old son’s skull and ribs.

Damien Schenk, 19, is facing two counts each of assault on a child under the age of six, endangering the welfare of a child, and reckless conduct.

Bangor Police say they were called to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in mid-October for the report of an infant with a skull fracture. They say Schenk admitted to dropping the then five-week-old who hit his head on the floor. No charges were filed at the time.

Police were called again last week when the baby’s doctor discovered a rib fracture. According to authorities, Schenk said he squeezed his son while he was crying.

Schenk was arrested Tuesday and made his first court appearance Thursday.

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