A New Hampshire man is facing child endangerment charges after he allegedly put his newborn daughter in a clothes dryer and turned on the machine while she was inside.
Michael Higgins, 34, of Manchester, was arrested on Sunday on charges of criminal intimidation, reckless conduct and endangering the welfare of a child. According to the Manchester Police Department.
Officers responding to a domestic incident learned that Higgins was having an argument with the mother of his child, but said it didn’t look like things had materialized.
During the investigation, the woman told officers that Higgins had allegedly Put your newborn daughter in the clothes dryer and turn it on.
The mother said that she quickly removed the girl from the running dryer. Officials said the child did not appear to be injured.
“It’s very disturbing,” A spokesman for Manchester Police told local station WHDH-TV. “This baby is just 4 months old and was put inside the dryer – it doesn’t matter if it’s a few seconds. The thing is, this baby is still at a young age that can get hurt very easily. This baby It is very horrifying, painful for everyone. And all this is painful for the mother who saw it all.’
On Monday, Higgins reportedly waived his charge. a judge Speaking of his release, ordered him to remain in jail without bail.”would pose a threat to the community and the alleged victims, depending on the nature of the alleged assault.” According to patch.com.
The judge also said that Higgins has a history of domestic violence and “a clear conviction for violating a restraining order in Massachusetts.”
Police did not release any information about when Higgins could appear in court. According to NBC Boston.