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Police: Infant with head trauma pronounced dead; father arrested

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MOTT HAVEN -
Police say a 1-month-old boy with head trauma was pronounced dead Tuesday, and his father has been arrested.
 
The child, Aiden Rodriguez, lived in the Millbrook Houses in Mott Haven with his parents and another 5-year-old boy. Police say they were called to their apartment around midnight regarding possible child abuse.
 
Authorities say Rodriguez was taken by EMS to New York City Health + Hospitals Lincoln with serious head trauma. He was then moved to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
 
The boy's father, Christian Rodriguez, 24, was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of assault. He faced the brunt of obscenities and anger of the community as he was walked out of the 40th Precinct Tuesday night.
 
Police say they are still waiting for the medical examiner to determine a cause of death. Police say charges are pending against the father and the mother isn't being charged.
 
The city Administration for Children's Services released a statement saying, "Our top priority is protecting the safety and well-being of all children in New York City. We are investigating this case and we have taken action to secure the safety of the other child in this home."
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