A Lowell man was charged last week with several counts of Massachusetts Violent Crimes Charges for allegedly beating and causing serious injuries to his girlfriend's 2 year old daughter.
The defendant, Bunthang Ponn, of Lowell, was arraigned in Lowell District Court last Friday and charged with several counts of Aggravated Assault & Battery on a Child with Serious Injury and Intimidation of a Witness.
According to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, the defendant allegedly assaulted his girlfriend's 2 year old daughter, breaking her back and ribs. At his arraignment, prosecutors represented that the child may also have suffered irreparable brain damage from a massive stroke.
Speaking with police, the defendant denied having been left alone with the child but did allegedly admit to having baby-sat the girl. Prosecutors alleged that the defendant also stated to his girlfriend that the child had fallen out of a high chair and began to shake.
Aggravated Assault & Battery with Serious Injury is defined as the intentional touching, however slight, that is harmful or offensive and committed without justification and which results in serious bodily injury. Under Massachusetts criminal laws, "serious bodily injury" is defined as injury that results in permanent disfigurement, loss or impairment of a bodily function or organ, or a substantial risk of death.
Following his arraignment in Lowell District Court, the defendant was ordered held on $500,000 bail.
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