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Saleem Salaam Charged in the Sexual assault and Death of his 1-year-old Stepson in Philadelphia

Philadelphia police have identified the man who was charged in the sexual assault and death of his 1-year-old stepson. Saleem Salaam, 24, is charged with murder and related offenses.

Arriving officers were met by Salaam, who told them the 1-year-old child was upstairs and unresponsive. Officers, along with firefighters, went upstairs in the home and found the boy lying on the floor without a pulse.

Medics transported the 1-year-old to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he was pronounced dead. Police say the attending physician noted multiple bruises on the child and signs of sexual assault.

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