Meet 20 year-old Jorge Colon of Oxford, Pennsylvania.
Colon was arrested after his infant daughter was treated at a local hospital Saturday for first and second degree burns covering over 40 per cent of her body.
Police say the baby remains in critical condition at the Burn Unit at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
Colon is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.
Colon told police officials that his one month-old daughter, Kiara, had been collicky for almost a month and had become very irritable.
He proceeded to say that as he was giving her a bath, she became particularly fussy.
Her fussiness mad him very angry so he turn the water from warm to hot.
When the infant began to scream, he then took her out of the scalding water.
Police say Kiara’s mother, who they have not identified, was in the shower during the incident.
By the time Kiara’s mother had entered the room the skin had already peeled off the infant’s body.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan told reporters he was outraged.
“As a father I am deeply disturbed and saddened by anybody who would essentially torture their own child,” Hogan said.
Colon is being at the Chester County prison on $125,000 bail.
I hope that this monster is kept away from this child…
I don’t care if he is the father…