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Cloquet man charged with assaulting 3-month-old infant

Orion Harrison Sinclair Verbist

A Cloquet man has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting a 3-month-old infant.

Orion Harrison Sinclair Verbist, 25, was charged Thursday with first-degree assault. He is lodged at the Carlton County Jail. Bail was set at $500,000.

On Nov. 6, the Cloquet Police Department received information from St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth regarding injuries to a 3-month-old child that were consistent with child abuse, according to a release from the CPD. The infant was transferred to Children's Minnesota in Minneapolis with a skull fracture and fractured arm and rib.

A CPD investigation determined the infant's father caused the injuries.

A warrant was issued for Verbist on Wednesday, when he was arrested and transported to jail.

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