Lawton man to stand trial for child abuse

Lawton man to stand trial for child abuse

LAWTON, Ok (RNN Texoma) - A Lawton man will stand trial in January on a child abuse charge after a young boy he was babysitting was injured.

According to court documents,  31-year-old Vito Asaro was babysitting the one-year-old in November of last year when he called 911 saying the child had stopped breathing. Asaro told authorities the child had passed out and fallen head first onto the floor, but when the boy was taken to the OU Children's hospital, doctors said his injuries were caused by abuse, as a simple fall would not have had enough force to lead to an injury that severe.

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