Florida man admits to pouring scalding hot water on two-year-old child 09/25/2017 7:12 am PDT Comments WPTV via WPTV DADE CITY, Fla. -- (WPTV) -- Pasco County (Fla.) deputies arrested a Dade City man on Sunday after he admitted to pouring scalding water on a toddler. Deputies arrested 26-year-old Jonathan Lee Howard for child neglect. Investigators said Howard had custodial supervision of the two-year-old girl at the time of the incident. The girl suffered second-degree burns throughout her body. Howard first told deputies he thought the child was burned by a lighter that exploded while he was sleeping, but he later admitted to pouring hot water on her on Saturday. The child was airlifted Sunday to a local hospital because Howard neglected to take the victim for medical care on Saturday. FULL STORY: Florida man admits to pouring scalding hot water on two-year-old child - WPTV #Florida #WPTV Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.