Man arrested for scalding 8-month-old daughter with boiling water

Posted on March 4, 2014. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , |

FEB. 25, 2014 – TOKYO —

Police in Tokyo said Monday they have arrested a 23-year-old man after he scalded his 8-month-old daughter’s face with boiling water.

According to police, Tetsuya Sato, an unemployed resident of Machida, abused his daughter at their apartment on Jan 29. TBS reported that when Sato’s wife returned home from work, she saw the injury to the girl’s face and took her to a hospital.

Police said Sato has admitted to scalding his daughter with water from the bathtub, which was 70 degrees Celsius.

TBS quoted police as saying that the child had signs of bruising and scarring on many parts of her body.

In May of last year, Sato was also arrested for assaulting his wife, but received a suspended sentence.

Japan Today

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