A nine-year-old boy was forced naked into an oven by his father at the family's townhouse in New York after rummaging in his dad's wallet, SILive.com reported on Friday.
The incident happened in the Graniteville neighborhood of Staten Island at about 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, according to a spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Donovan.
The boy was put in an unlit oven by 6-foot-3 James Moss, 52, before being forced to hold his hands over an open flame on the burner for two minutes, stated court papers.
The child, who was treated for second and third degree burns at Staten Island University Hospital in South Beach, was hit with a spatula, smacked on the face and dragged across the floor by Moss, according to police.
Moss was charged with second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child and was remanded to Rikers Island, New York City's main jail complex, after he failed to post a $15,000 bail or bond.
I hope this man gets a long time in prison and I hope he spends that entire time getting his ass whipped.
This is evil.
I sit here and I think of this. He made a naked child crawl into an oven. He made him hold his hands over an open flame (he almost certainly had to hold them, a 9 year old would not do this on his own). He drug him across the floor. He hit him with a spatula.
This was not abuse, this was torture.
Give this man life, put him in general population in the most over-crowded under-funded hell hole prison available, and wish him a good long life. This child spent time in hell, let his dad do his time now.
My bet is that the hardened criminals in a place like this can put this dude to productive use.