Father Charged With Child Abuse

A New Bern man was in court Thursday charged with shaking his 9-week-old son, a crime police say is felony child abuse.

Ronald Anthony Acosta of Brunswick Avenue was arrested Wednesday for abusing his son.

New Bern police say after the child was airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital in serious condition, the Department of Social Services stepped in.

Acosta is charged with child abuse inflicting serious injury. His bond was set at 2 million dollars.