A 6-month-old baby who was the victim of a beating last month was recovering well this week after being released from the hospital, according to the baby’s mother.

The Westbrook man accused of beating the baby, 19-year-old Steven Waterman, remains in Cumberland County Jail, although he is no longer on suicide watch, according to jail officials.

The mother of the baby, 20-year-old Jamie Swan, said Tuesday her baby, Camren Anthony Baker, was doing fine.

Waterman was arrested May 17 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of assault of a minor, after Swan brought the baby to the emergency room at Maine Medical Center with injuries to his body. A doctor there reported the injuries to police. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services was also notified.

Officials at the Cumberland County Jail initially reported that Waterman, who had been living with Swan at her apartment on Main Street in Westbrook, was on suicide watch. Swan, who had been dating Waterman for about three months, told police she had left the baby in his care on the day of the beating, according to the police report.

Waterman is being held on $10,000 cash bail. His next scheduled court appearance is July 30.


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