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A New Hampshire father has been charged after allegedly placing his toddler daughter in a dryer and turning it on. Simply horrible.
In line with the Manchester Police Division, cops have been referred to as to the house of Michael Higgins (above) on Monday after stories of a home incident between the 34-year-old and his girlfriend.
Whereas talking to the couple, officers realized that Higgins and his girlfriend had gotten into an argument, but it surely didn’t “seem that the incident bought bodily.”
Nonetheless, the lady made a disturbing revelation to cops in the course of the investigation. Police stated in a press launch:
“The lady did disclose to officers that the earlier week, on Sept. 8, 2021 the person, recognized as 34-year-old Michael Higgins had put their toddler daughter into the garments dryer and turned it on.”
Fortunately, the lady stated she was capable of “rapidly intervene” and take the 4-month-old out of the dryer. Officers famous that the newborn didn’t seem like injured.
Higgins was arrested on expenses of reckless conduct, endangering the welfare of a kid, and felony threatening.
Manchester Police Division official Heather Hamel described the daddy’s actions as “disturbing,” telling WMUR in an announcement:
“It’s very disturbing. I imply, it is a little one that’s simply 4 months previous and was put inside a dryer. It doesn’t matter if it’s just some seconds. The purpose of the matter is that this little one is clearly at a younger age and may get damage very simply.”
Infants’ our bodies overheat in a short time, a lot in order that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends dad and mom keep away from taking infants outdoors for lengthy if the warmth index is any higher than 90 levels Fahrenheit. That’s a traditional sizzling Summer season day. A dryer’s inner temperature usually reaches wherever between 125 and 135 levels Fahrenheit. The period of time it might have taken for the warmth alone to be deadly… We simply can’t think about a loving dad or mum ever placing their little one in that type of hazard, even for a second.
The official added:
“That is very scary for the kid and traumatic for the mom who witnessed your entire factor, as properly.”
Higgins is being held on preventative detention. In court docket docs, investigators stated he has a historical past of home violence.
The investigation is ongoing. Assuming that is true, we hope he’s by no means allowed round that little one once more.
[Image via Manchester Police Dept.]