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Arverne man charged in infant assault: DA

By Sarina Trangle

An Arverne man was arrested and charged in the assault of his ex-girlfriend’s child, which left the infant with a severe skull fracture and hemorrhages, the DA said.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Bishme Allah, 30, was allegedly babysitting his former girlfriend Jazmyn Reyes’ son, Jassier Reyes-Meyers, Nov. 10 in his Arverne home while she ran errands for half an hour. When Reyes returned, prosecutors said Allah told her the toddler was asleep and the couple allegedly smoked marijuana and ate a sandwich. She then crawled into bed with her 13-month-old. When Allah joined them later and she shifted his body, Reyes discovered her son’s head was swollen, prosecutors said.

Brown said she demanded Allah drive them to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, where doctors diagnosed Jassier with a severe skull fracture, subdural hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhages and patterned contusion and bruising on the head and lower abdomen.

“The defendant is accused of assaulting a defenseless child with such force that it fractured the child’s skull and left a pattern of injuries on the infant’s head and body,” Brown said in a statement. “The fragility of a small infant cannot be emphasized enough.”

Allah’s attorneys could not immediately be reached for comment.

Prosecutors said medical personnel determined the Jassier’s injuries were consistent with non-accidental inflicted trauma and that the nature and pattern of the injuries were consistent with forceful impact.

Allah was arrested and arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge Michelle Armstrong last week on charges of attempted assault, assault and endangering the welfare of a child, the DA said.

If convicted, Allah faces up to 15 years in prison.

He was next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1, the DA said.

Reach reporter Sarina Trangle by e-mail at stran‌gle@c‌ngloc‌al.com or by phone at (718) 260–4546.

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