A 20-year-old man is facing multiple charges after allegedly assaulting a baby boy in his care.

The 18-month-old boy was found by his mother when she returned to the Bankstown unit in Sydney’s southwest shortly after 11pm Saturday.

Neighbours rushed to the home when they heard the woman’s screams.

The boy was taken to Bankstown Hospital before he was transferred to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition.

9NEWS reported the baby suffered a fractured skull, bruising and cuts, two burst ear drums and a possible dislocated spine.

The 20-year-old has since been charged with four counts of cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent and three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He has been refused bail and will appear at Bankstown Local Court today.

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  • I hope he gets jailed for a long time and that the other inmates hear what he did.


  • I’m afraid the baby’s injuries may be fatal. A fractured skull can result in death even 2 weeks later.
    The spinal injury may cause continual suffering too.
    This case one that the guy should be locked up for a very long time with no privileges….toss the key down a well. If he is ever released he should be on permanent home detention with no contact with any child.


  • Absolutely sickening. I hope they throw the book at him.


  • That poor baby & Mum. Stories like this is what makes me have trust issues with other people taking care of my children. I hope the baby boy recovers without perm damage


  • Oh my!! You trust your baby to someone and that’s what they do? Did this guy never show aggressive behaviour before then?
    I hope the child will recover. What a terrible ordeal!


  • This is so sad, I hope the child can pull through without permanent damage.


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