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February 10, 2016

Police allege Allentown man punched, bit 1-year-old

Police say an Allentown man punched and bit the 1-year-old child of his then-girlfriend, causing multiple rib fractures and bruises late last year, WFMZ News 69 reports.

On Tuesday, 32-year-old Israel Lopez-Carmona was charged with single felony counts of child endangerment and aggravated assault and a misdemeanor charge of simple assault.

The child's mother, 27-year-old Jennifer Mosko, was charged with a single felony count of child endangerment.

Both were arraigned by District Judge Donna Butler and sent to Lehigh County Jail after they each failed to post $200,000 bail.

Preliminary hearings are tentatively set for Feb. 16.

There is no immediate word on whether the two are still in a relationship.

According to court documents obtained by WFMZ, the mother allegedly admitted witnessing the reported incidents. She also allegedly attempted to help Lopez-Carmona hide the physical marks on the child, the court documents claim.

Police said that at the time of the allegations, Lopez-Carmona and Mosko had been together for no more than four months and lived with the child on the first block of E. Susquehanna St. 

Read the full report at WFMZ News 69.