Cloquet man Charged With Assault on Infant, Pleads Not Guilty

CLOQUET, Minn. – A Cloquet father charged with assault on his three month old son has pleaded not guilty.

Orion Harrison Sinclair Verbist, 26, was charged with first-degree assault on December 20, 2018 following reports from St. Luke’s Hospital that a three-month old infant presented with injuries consistent with child abuse.

According to reports, the infant was brought to the hospital with a skull fracture, fractured arm and fractured rib.

The infant was ultimately transferred to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

Verbist is being held at the Carlton County Jail on $500,000 bail.


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