Nurse faces assault charges after 2-year-old suffers serious injuries in Thorold: Niagara Police

Niagara Police say they have charged a nurse following an alleged assault on a 2-year-old boy in Thorold Aug. 5, 2022. Don Mitchell / Global News Hamilton

A Port Colborne nurse is facing assault charges in connection with a child abuse investigation at a private residence in Thorold, according to Niagara Police.

Detectives say a two-year-old boy with “significant medical limitations” sustained serious injuries after an interaction with a male nurse.

“It was determined a registered practical nurse responsible for the toddler’s care had deliberately caused the injuries to the child,” detectives said in a release.

As of Tuesday, the child was in stable condition after having to be transported to an out-of-town hospital last week for advanced care.

Eric Hang, 23, is facing four charges including assault with a weapon, following a probe that started Aug. 5.

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Police say the nurse has been on the job for over a year and investigators are concerned there may be additional victims.

“The accused is believed to have only worked in Niagara,” Const. Barry Raveneck told Global News in an email.

“We have no information at this point to suggest he was working as an RPN outside of the Niagara Region.”

Police say the organization employing the man has notified the College of Nurses.

Anyone with information can reach out to Niagara Regional Police or provide tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

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