Kingman father accused of scalding daughter during potty training

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A Kingman father has been arrested for allegedly scalding his 2-year-old daughter during a potty training incident.

Mohave County Sheriff's detectives arrested Charles Anthony Spicer, 23, on Monday morning.

At approximately 8 a.m., detectives responded to Kingman Regional Medical Center in reference to a 2-year-old female who was suffering from a burn on her hand. Detectives learned that the victim was dropped off at day care by Spicer, who told employees that the she had suffered a burn.

Medical personnel were called to the day care and they transported the victim to the hospital.

While at the hospital, detectives spoke with Spicer, who told them that his daughter received the burn on Sunday. He explained he had been attempting to potty train the child. Spicer stated that the girl had an accident and was cleaning her pants. Spicer reported a short time later, his daughter started complaining about her hand hurting.

Detectives spoke to Spicer's roommates, who told police that they had heard the little girl scream. The roommates also told deputies that the victim had needed immediate medical attention. 

During the investigation, detectives checked the water temperature, which registered 140 degrees. 

Medical staff at Kingman Regional Medical Center confirmed that the girl suffered second-degree burns.  Spicer was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.