Police charge father of Silver Spring boy who fell 9 stories

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe

The father of a 4-year-old who fell from 90 feet from a Silver Spring apartment has been charged with child neglect.

The boy was left alone on Oct. 11 in an apartment in the 8800 block of Piney Branch Road when the child fell from a ninth-floor apartment window, according to Montgomery County police. The child suffered injuries to his head and legs, and remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Christopher Keith Harley, 30, of Temple Hills, was charged with child neglect and leaving a child under the age of eight unattended.

Harley was arrested on Oct. 26 and is awaiting a December court date.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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