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Dog owner charged after attack on 2 children

LANCASTER, Pa. - The owner of a pit bull that mauled two Lancaster children, one as she was strapped in a car seat, has been charged in the attack.

Luis Omar Colon-Colon, 42, of Pottsville, was arraigned Monday on charges of dog attack causing serious injury, reckless endangering and other counts. His bail was set at $5,000.

Police said 2-year-old Ruby and her 5-year-old brother, Charlie, suffered puncture wounds to their faces after the dog broke through a fence in Lancaster on June 19 and attacked them.

The children have since been released from the hospital, but they face a long road to recovery. The family has set up a GoFundMe page to collect donations for their medical bills.

The dog that attacked the children has since been euthanized. Police said the dog bit Colon-Colon's 4-year-old grandson multiple times in July 2013.

Colon-Colon is due back in court for a preliminary hearing next Wednesday, July 26.


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