3-year-old Burned by Father

The father allegedly burned the boy's arm with a hot iron


A 43-year-old father is facing criminal charges after he allegedly burned his 3-year-old son's arm with a hot clothing iron, police said.

Fernando Montes, of the 1000 block of West Hollywood Avenue in Edgewater, was charged Tuesday night with aggravated battery to a child, according to police.  During police questioning, Montes claimed the wound was simply a "scrape" the boy got after falling in the playground, the Sun-Times reports.

The boy's injury was discovered during a doctor's visit on Sept. 9. 

The case is still under investigation.

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