Buffalo man accused of causing life-threatening injuries to 17-month-old girl

Robert Dumas
Robert Dumas Photo credit Erie County DA

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – A Buffalo man is in jail after he allegedly assaulted a 17-month-old girl this week.

According to the Erie County DA’s office, 35-year-old Robert Dumas struck the girl multiple times on Tuesday on Hirschbeck Avenue. The girl remains hospitalized at Oishei Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Dumas was arraigned on Thursday on assault charges. Bail has been set at $200,000.