Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dad charged with aggravated assault of infant son; baby in grave condition (Arundel, Maine)

Dad GORDON COLLINS-FAUNCE is charged with aggravated assault. Though the mother is not charged with any criminal wrong doing, she has lost custody of her other kids to CPS.


Infant boy in grave condition after assault by father, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

Posted May 07, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
Last modified May 07, 2012, at 6:06 p.m.

ARUNDEL, Maine — A York County man has been charged after his infant son was found unconscious at his home on Saturday, according to police.

Gordon Collins-Faunce, 23, of Arundel was charged with aggravated assault of a child under the age of 6 after he allegedly seriously injured the boy, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Collins-Faunce is being held on a $100,000 bond after a court appearance Monday. He entered no plea. It was unclear if he had retained a lawyer.

The boy, Ethan Henderson, who is 2½ months old, is in grave condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland with head injuries, according to McCausland.

Henderson, who lives with Collins-Faunce and his mother, Christina Henderson, 23, was found unresponsive at his Limerick Road home by other family members, McCausland said. He initially was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford before being transferred to Portland.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services removed two other children from the house, McCausland said, including the boy’s twin brother.