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


Friday, June 19th 2015, 12:53 pm

By: News 9


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.

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