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Man arrested after placing 2-year-old boy inside dryer before turning it on

By Mason White 1:47 PM September 9, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A father of four children, is furious after his former girlfriend’s new man burned his son by throwing him inside a dryer.

27-year-old Adam Morton from New Hampshire, is accused of placing the 2-year-old boy in the clothes dryer.

According to court documents, the child was taken to a hospital with second degree burns and blisters to his back, arms and feet.

Morton, who recently moved in with his girlfriend and her four children in Bangor, Maine, was watching the children, while their mother was at work.

Morton told police that he did not know exactly how the boy was injured, but said it happened while he was in the shower.

However, a report by Dr. Lawrence Ricci, who conducted a forensic examination of the boy, said that it was clear that the child was injured while being inside of a clothes dryer.

The report also said that the child was likely in the working dryer for an extended period of time.

According to police, Morton admitted to detectives that he placed the 2-year-old boy in the dryer and turned it on, but said that the boy was not in the dryer too long.

Police arrested Morton on charges of aggravated assault, and he is being held on $2,500 bail at the Penobscot County Jail.