A 23-year-old Monroe County man faces assault charges for knocking his pregnant girlfriend to the ground and then repeatedly punching her 16-year-old son in the face.

State police report Ronald Maurice Smith of Cresco had been arguing with his girlfriend when he knocked her down.

It happened just after midnight Wednesday in the 5000 block of Route 191 in Paradise Township.

When her 16-year-old son attempted to intervene to protect his mother, Smith punched him in the face multiple times, then left.

The boy was transported to Pocono Medical Center by Pocono Mountain Regional Ambulance for evaluation of his injuries.

Smith will be charged, according to state police at Swiftwater.