Timothy Chandler, a 39-year-old Minnesota man was jailed after he allegedly beat his 3-year-old stepson in the groin over potty training issues.
According to police, an investigation was launched after a 3-year-old boy arrived at the hospital with injuries to his penis and scrotum that required 12 stitches
Chandler was left alone with his stepson, while the boy's mother was picking up another child from school.
When the boy's mother returned home, Chandler informed her that he "had again punished (the child) with a belt after the toddler smeared feces on himself and a wall."
The mother grew concerned, however, when the toddler was unable to walk and had blood in his diaper. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he received 12 stitches for two significant lacerations to his penis and scrotum.
Investigators believe Chandler became angry and struck the toddler several times in the groin over the issue. The child's mother told police that she was in the process of toilet training her son.
Chandler was booked into jail and charged with felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct.