Peterborough man charged with manslaughter in November 2020 death of infant

Police are not releasing name of accused man to protect victim's identity

Peterborough Police Service headquarters on Water Street in Peterborough. (Photo: Pat Trudeau)
Peterborough Police Service headquarters on Water Street in Peterborough. (Photo: Pat Trudeau)

A 24-year-old Peterborough man has been arrested and is facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of an infant 14 months ago.

On November 22, 2020, Peterborough police began an investigation involving an infant taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre with serious injuries. The infant was subsequently transferred to a Toronto hospital in critical condition and later died from their injuries.

The 14-month investigation involved Peterborough Police Service detectives, the coroner’s office, the Centre for Forensic Sciences, and the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Unit at SickKids Hospital in Toronto.

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As a result of the investigation, a 24-year-old Peterborough man was arrested and charged on Tuesday (January 11) with manslaughter.

Police are not releasing the name of the accused man in order to protect the identity of the victim.

The accused man was held in custody and will appear in court on Wednesday (January 12).