Man in jail for assault on young children.

A 26 year old Fairbanks man is in jail for assaulting the two young children of his girlfriend, one of them a 10 month old boy, who is in critical condition in an Anchorage


Jessie Barron-Katairoak, Junior is charged with three counts of Felony Assault in the Second Degree, Violating Conditions of Release, and Unlawful Contact.

He was arraigned on the charges during a brief hearing Saturday in Fairbanks District Court, and a "no bail" status was set in his case.

According to court records, police and emergency services personnel responded to a reported domestic dispute at the Ranch Motel on South Cushman Street around 8:45 Friday


Officers noted severe injuries to the unidentified woman when they arrived.

She told officers after she had grabbed her two year old daughter, and ran to call police, she returned to the room and saw Katairoak "punching something on the floor."

Further investigation revealed the 10 month old boy was in the area Katairoak had been punching.

Court records say the baby sustained various injuries to his head, chest and abdomen from being punched repeatedly.

He's currently being treated at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

The two year old was treated at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for injuries.

Sources say her condition has improved.