Elma Man Arrested for Allegedly Forcing Teen to Submerge Hands in Bleach

6:25 PM, Apr 9, 2013   |    comments
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Gary R. Mathews; Photo Courtesy: NYSP

ELMA, NY-- An Elma man is under arrest after he allegedly forced a teen to submerge her hands in bleach as a punishment.

Gary R. Mathews, 45, faces assault and endangering the welfare of a child charges.

Troopers say Mathews forced a 15-year-old girl to submerge her hands in bleach, causing third-degree burns.

The girl was taken to Women and Children's Hospital for treatment.

Mathews was arraigned and remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on bail.

Child Protective Services has been called in to investigate.


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