A man has been charged with domestic assault in connection with a report earlier this month of a 6-year-old autistic boy suffering injuries at a home in Detroit.

Brandan Kinney, 34, of the Troy Road in Detroit, was charged Tuesday with assault, class E, and violating conditions of release, class D, as he was out on bail on a prior drunken-driving charge. Kinney was arrested without incident and taken to the Somerset County Jail in East Madison, according to a news release Wednesday from Chief Deputy James F. Ross, of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the assault was reported Nov. 6 by the mother of the 6-year-old boy with autism. Deputy Stephen Armiger investigated the complaint. The woman told Armiger that her son had been left in the care of her boyfriend, Kinney, for about an hour.

The woman told police that when she returned home, she noticed her son had red marks on his neck. She left with her son to stay at a friend’s house and then also noticed “extensive bruising on the child’s buttocks,” according to the sheriff’s release.

Armiger asked that the child be taken for a medical evaluation to document the injuries and then consulted with the Somerset County District Attorney’s Office on charges. The state Department of Health and Human Services also was notified.

Police said the case is still under investigation.

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