By Shereen Siewert

A 34-year-old Plover man is being held on a $50,000 cash bond in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s infant son, a death health officials are attributing to shaken baby syndrome.

Meyer Willkom, of Plover, appeared Tuesday in Portage County Circuit Court, where he faces recommended charges of first-degree reckless homicide.

Prosecutors say the 7-month-old child died June 20 after suffering a subdural hemorrhage consistent with a head injury and shaken baby syndrome.

During a hearing Tuesday in Portage County Circuit Court, Judge Thomas Flugaur set bond and ordered Willkom not to have any contact with the boy’s mother. Willkom is also prohibited from having unsupervised contact with any child.

Police and prosecutors say Willkom was caring for the child when he died.

Future court appearances for Willkom were not immediately available Tuesday.

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