Dad Accused of Burning 3-Year-Old Son With Fork

A father was arrested after he allegedly burned his 3-year-old son with a hot fork.

Police say they were called to the home of 48-year-old Miguel Sanchez on the 7000 block of Radbourne Road in Upper Darby on Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. The 35-year-old mother of Sanchez’s four children called them for a domestic dispute, according to investigators.

When they arrived, police say they noticed burn marks on the face of Sanchez’s 3-year-old son. After further investigation, police say they discovered that Sanchez had heated a fork on a stove and then placed it on his son’s cheek.

Sanchez was arrested and charged with child endangerment and simple assault. Along with his 3-year-old son, Sanchez’s 2-year-old, 5-year-old and 6-year-old children were all taken into protective custody and evaluated at Delaware County Memorial Hospital.

Investigators say they also determined that Sanchez’s 6-year-old child was burned on the chest with a cigarette.  No one has been charged in connection to that child’s injuries though the investigation continues.

Sanchez is currently being held at the Delaware County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.

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