Man charged with abusing Harper Woods boy, 3
A Harper Woods man has been charged with physically abusing a 3-year-old boy in his care, officials announced Friday.
The child had been rushed to an area hospital Sept. 3 after becoming nonresponsive at a home in the 20700 block of Hunt Club, police said in a statement.
Medical personnel told officers the boy, who underwent surgery, "sustained significant trauma to his head consistent with child abuse," according to the release.
Detectives launched an investigation, which led to the arrest of Christopher Solomon Williams. The former Las Vegas resident was the live-in boyfriend of the victim's mother and had been caring for the child while she ran errands, police reported.
The boy has been recovering at a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
Williams was arraigned Friday in 32-A District Court on first-degree child abuse charges. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison, authorities said.
Judge Daniel Palmer set bond at $150,000. A preliminary examination is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2.