Man accused of burning 5-year-old girl with hot iron

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) – A Bristol man was arrested on Wednesday after reportedly burning a five year old girl with a hot iron.

Victor Diaz, 33, is accused of burning the girl’s buttocks after she wrinkled his clothes. According to police, the girl was laying on her mother’s bed while Diaz was ironing his clothes.

At some point, the girl rolled onto Diaz’s clothes and he got upset, burning the girl over her jeans. The victim’s father noticed the scars nine months after the incident took place in September.

The mother of the victim told investigators that the iron was placed on the bed and then fell onto the girl’s bare skin. Investigators concluded that the scars were those of a burn through clothing.

Diaz turned himself in on Wednesday. He was charged with second-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and first-degree reckless endangerment. He appeared in Bristol Superior Court on Thursday, where he was ordered not to make contact with the victim, go to her home, or come within 100 yards of her while the case is pending.

Diaz is due back in court on August 10.

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