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Thursday, April 11 2013, 07:45 PM EDT
UPDATE:Dayton Man Arrested For Child Endangering After 2 Year Old Burned By Hot Water
UPDATE: DAYTON-- A Dayton man is jailed after police said he submerged a two year old into a bath of scalding hot water.

Jonas  Claytor  has been charged with child endangering after police said he submerged his girl friend's two-year-old boy 
 into the hot bath.

Dayton Police Sgt. Larry Tolpin said the toddler has  severe burns from his waist down.   

"The entirety of that area of his body has been subjected to burns.  There is blistering everywhere and he's in a great deal of pain." Sgt. Tolpin said.

The child is recovering at Dayton Children's Medical Center. 
                
Police said it happened  when Claytor  was watching  the toddler while his mother was at work.
 
Clayor claims he was preoccupied with another child  when the toddler had a potty training accident,  and he told him to go clean himself off.
Claytor claims the two year old drew himself a bath. Police say the child's injures are not consistent with that story.  
  
The alleged abuse has sickened  parent  Malenda Kirk.
 
 "That's terrible." She said.  "Burns hurt. Little heat burns hurt, so a  water burn, that's bad. That's traumatizing, especially for a little kid."   

Claytor is locked up in the Montgomery  County Jail.  His  arraignment hearing is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.  
 
Earlier Coverage:  
 
DAYTON -- Jonas Claytor has been arrested for child endangering after police said he burned his girlfriend's 2 year old with hot water.

Detectives said the toddler has significant burns from the waist down, and has been admitted to Dayton Children's Medical Center, with serious injuries.

Police arrested Claytor at his home on Weaver last night.

Check back with updates on this story.UPDATE:Dayton Man Arrested For Child Endangering After 2 Year Old Burned By Hot Water

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