WESTBROOK — The father of a 32-day-old child has been charged with aggravated assault by Westbrook police.

Capt. Tom Roth said the baby was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with an apparent skull fracture and bruising.

Roth said police were notified by staff of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Notification by the state is standard protocol when a child receives an injury that is questionable or inconsistent with the described circumstances.

The child’s father, who is a minor, was arrested after he and several other people were interviewed.

Roth said the assault allegedly took place on Saturday at a residence on Cole Street in Westbrook. 

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