Rodderrick Richardshttp://www.wtae.com/news/30943383/de...#ixzz1suhEPmTzELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- A man disciplined his 4-year-old daughter who wet her pants by hitting her with a coat hanger, leaving lacerations on her body, police said in a criminal complaint.
Charges listed against Rodderrick Richards, 23, of Ellwood City, include endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault and drug possession.
Richards' mother called police with a tip, and officers went to the man's home on South Street, where they found the girl with lacerations on her back and buttocks.
The child told police that a hanger was used to inflict her injuries, according to the complaint. Police said they also found cocaine and painkiller pills in the home.
The child was in the custody of her grandmother on Monday night.