On November 24, a 29-year-old Indiana man was put in charge of watching his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son while she was away at work.

Now, he’s facing charges for allegedly abusing the toddler.

According to WRTV, Dennis Tannen was babysitting the child when he called his girlfriend just part of the way into her shift.

He told the mom that there had been an “incident” with the baby boy and that she should come home. The mother arrived to find her boyfriend “outside smoking a cigarette.”

Inside, she found her son with severe burns to his face. She said it appeared his skin was falling off, Fox 59 reports.

The toddler was taken to Riley Children’s Hospital where doctors treated him for “highly suspicious” burns and bruising on his chest.

He had burns covering both his face and body.

Police questioned Tannen, who initially claimed that he left the toddler alone in the bathroom for “10 seconds” and that the child turned on the hot water by himself.

After further questioning, Tannen later admitted that he turned the water on “full hot” and ran the child under it after he soiled his diaper while the boyfriend was waiting for an important call.

The 29-year-old said he was agitated and also ran the boy’s face under the water.

Tannen said the bruising occurred when the toddler slipped from his grasp while he was running him under the hot water and had to be grabbed by the chest.

The Bloomington resident was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent.

The mother has not spoken out publicly regarding the incident.

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6 Replies to “Man Admits to Making Toddler’s Skin Fall Off With Hot Bath Water Because He Soiled His Diaper”

  • Lynn Soczka 1 year ago

    Let him burn a slow death. A burn is one of the most painful things. No justice as he waits for an important call. Probably drug related

  • Priscilla Ruiz 1 year ago

    Wow!! The looks alone of that monster says it all!! Do these scum realize kids need to piss and shit like they do?? Are they so doped up that they can’t take the time to help an innocent child!!! Someone needs to kick the shit out of that POS and leave it for dead and when I say kick it I mean like a football with steal toe boots on right in the head repeatedly!!! Im so angry reading what that scum did to that baby that my skin is crawling!!! Do to that thing what he did to that baby repeatedly and see how it likes it!

  • Tavia Lee 1 year ago

    Wow this pos deserves to be boiled. I have burns myself and know just how painful and long the recovery it takes to heal. That poor lil child. I hope he is okay.

  • Carol Brandt 1 year ago

    He and he alone is responsible. But women, why? Why live with someTHING like she lived with? (Hopefully past tense!) Don’t say there weren’t signs. Did he work for a living? Why didn’t he marry you? Did he show impatience before, even if just occasionally? I’m assuming a lot, but I’m basing that on too many baby/boyfriend horror stories I’ve heard before.

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    Both of them should be put in jail. Nine will get you ten she stays with him. That seems to be a trend.

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    Guess he forgot he shit in his when he was 4 years old, burn that lowlife trash, Pray the baby will be well, and get past this hell, God bless you baby boy.

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