Man Charged with Assaulting Boy

7-11 AVILEZ MUGLEBANON, Ore. — Lebanon police have charged a 26-year-old man with the assault and strangulation of a 4-year-old boy.

Police say Hugo Avilez is the boyfriend of the child’s mother and lives with the family.

The boy was brought to the hospital in Lebanon on Monday.

Based on his injuries, the hospital staff alerted police which led to the arrest.

The boy is expected to survive. He’s recovering at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.

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