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Arrest warrant issued for dad accused of immersing 2-year-old daughter in scalding hot water (Del City, Oklahoma)

Dad is identified as TRASHAWN DEON LANIER.

Arrest Warrant Issued For OK Father Accused Of Immersing Child In Hot Water

Posted: Jun 19, 2015 12:53 PM EDT Updated: Jun 19, 2015 12:53 PM EDT

By Xin Xin Liu,

DEL CITY, Oklahoma - An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of immersing his 2-year-old child in scalding water in Del City.

The suspect, 22-year-old Trashawn Deon Lanier, is wanted on a complaint of child neglect.

According to authorities, on May 30, officers responded to the report of a possible child abuse involving a 2-year-old girl at Baptist Hospital. The child was transported to Southwest Medical Center and then transferred to Baptist Hospital Burn Center, suffering from 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 24 percent of her body.

Based on medical examination, doctors found out that the victim had been immersed in scalding hot water.

Lanier is the victim's biological father. On May 28 at a home in Del City, Lanier was giving the victim a bath when he claimed the toddler climbed into the bath tub, which was filled with scalding hot water, and then fell into the tub.

However, a doctor said that the forensic evidence does not match Lanier's version of how the incident happened. The doctor said based on the child's injuries, Lanier would have had to physically place the victim in the water.