A man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse and other offences after allegedly abusing a child at his Melbourne home.

A 35-year-old man from Brunswick has been charged with three counts of causing grievous bodily harm to a child and one count of failing to comply with a lawful order.

Police said the incident happened on July 1 at a house in the Beaumaris suburb of Brookvale.

They said the boy was allegedly assaulted while he was sleeping.

“The alleged victim was in the room, which is a bedroom in the home,” Detective Senior Sergeant Tom Koepp said.

The investigation into the alleged incident is ongoing.

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