Orono man arrested for alleged assault of infant

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - An Orono man is in jail after hospital officials notified police of a critically injured infant.

24-year-old Cyree Hansley is charged with aggravated assault of a child under 6.

Police believe he's the mother's live in boyfriend but not the baby's father and had recently moved in with them.

Hansley was responsible for the boy's care when his mother was at work and at school.

The mother told medical staff she thought he was reacting to immunizations he received that day.

Hospital staff told the mother her son suffered a stroke and has a life-threatening skull fracture.

Police paperwork says the boy's eye was swollen shut when he was taken to the hospital.

According to court documents, Hansley initially said the boy fell when his bathtub chair tipped backwards, but later told detectives a different version of the story.

He is being held on $25,000 bail.

**A previous version of this story had an inaccurate piece of information and has been updated.