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Jamaica child in critical condition after assault

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A 2-1/2-year-old boy was left in critical condition after he was allegedly assaulted Thursday by a man who lives in his South Jamaica home, police said.

The child was found unconscious at about 5:45 p.m. at 123-26 146th St. in South Jamaica, said Detective Linda Yule, a police spokeswoman.

The child was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he remained in critical condition Friday, said Tara Fleming, spokeswoman for Jamaica Hospital.

Police listed the child’s age as 3, while the hospital said he was 2 1/2 years old.

Although authorities knew what caused the child’s condition, an explanation could not be released to the public, Fleming said.

On Friday, detectives arrested Wayne Vincent, of the same address, and charged him with assault and endangering the welfare of a child, Yule said. Information on the man’s relationship to the child was not available.

A woman inside the small, single-family home Friday declined to comment on what happened to the child.

A children’s wading pool sat in the small gated yard on the residential street near Rockaway Boulevard.

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