Man charged with placing two-year-old girl in scalding water as punishment

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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A Blue Springs man is in jail on child abuse charges.

Court documents say on Aug. 20 Jason Tucker made up and elaborate lie about a blow drying burning his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter. But doctors believe he placed the little girl in scalding hot water as punishment for having an accident.

The little girl spent more than two weeks in the hospital.

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