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Rainier Man Arrested in Shaken Baby Investigation
Steve Atchison, District Attorney
Columbia County District Attorney's Office
(503) 397-0300
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Rainier, Oregon man was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Oregon State Police related to an investigation in injuries to his 5-month old son. The man was arrested on two counts of Assault in the First Degree and detectives believe the baby's injuries were the result of shaken baby syndrome.
On August 26, 2009 the male baby was admitted to Doernbecher Children's Hospital with head injuries. OSP detectives Jon Harrington and Patti Rhodes began the investigation in conjunction with the Columbia County District Attorney's Office. Subsequent investigation led to the September 1st arrest of KENNETH JOSEPH JUDKINS, age 27, from Rainier, while he was at the Columbia County Courthouse on another legal-related matter. JUDKINS was lodged in the Columbia County Jail.
The child has been released from the hospital and is the care of Department of Human Services.