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Ontario man charged with felonies after police discover injured child

Kenneth Kerpa III.

ONTARIO – The stepfather of a 2-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday night for assaulting and severely injuring the child.

Kenneth Kerpa III, 20, was charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault and first-degree criminal mistreatment – all felonies.

He was lodged in the Malheur County Jail after he was arraigned in Malheur County Circuit Court Thursday.

Kerpa’s bail is $80,000.

Dave Goldthorpe, Malheur County district attorney, said the police were called to an apartment in the . . .