Suspect ID'd in sex assault, death of 1-year-old in Southwest Philadelphia

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Suspect ID'd in sex assault, death of 1-year-old in Southwest Philadelphia. Rick Williams reports during Action News at 5pm on June 13, 2017.

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.
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Stepfather arrested in 1-year-old's death. Gray Hall reports druing Action News at 4 p.m. on June 8, 2017.

Police were called to the 1700 block of Conestoga Street in Southwest Philadelphia around 5:30 p.m. on June 7 for the report of an unresponsive child.

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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