Man on baby assault charges

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN has made his first appearance in court charged with sexually assaulting a 10-week-old baby.

The Liam Marrow, of Abbotts Walk, Fleetwood, was arrested at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Blackpool Magistrates Court heard how the 25-year-old is charged with being engaged in sexual activity in the presence of the 10-week -old baby while at the hospital.

Marrow is further charged with four allegations of sexually assaulting the baby.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between December 2012 and last Sunday.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the baby was taken to the hospital with injuries which senior doctors said were non-accidental.

The baby was admitted to hospital and it was then a nurse allegedly caught Marrow committing the sex act.

Also appearing before Blackpool magistrates was 21-year-old Catherine Blackburn, also of Abbotts Walk, who is charged with allowing a child to suffer serious physical harm.

The prosecutor asked for both defendants to be remanded in custody.

Marrow was remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court and Blackburn was bailed.

They will appear at the higher court on March 7.

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