Man Accused of Burning 5-Year-Old Girl With Hot Iron: Report

A Bristol, Connecticut man is accused of intentionally burning his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter with an iron because she might have wrinkled his clothes. 

The Bristol Press reports that 33-year-old Victor Diaz, of Bristol, was arraigned Thursday on charges including assault and reckless endangerment. Investigators said he burned the girl through her jeans after she rolled onto his clothes while he was ironing. 

The girl's father saw the injury shortly after it happened in September, police said, but the girl's mother told him it was a rash. 

Months later, he noticed the scar was shaped like an iron and the girl told him what happened. He reported her claims to police. 

Diaz has not entered a plea. He is free on $150,000 bond and is due back in court on Aug. 10. 

No attorney is listed for him.

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