A US man is in police custody after ripping out the teeth of an autistic boy’s mouth.
Twenty seven year old, Nicholas Kernechel, was babysitting his girlfriend’s four year old son after the boy did not do what Kernechel requested he reportedly ripped out three of the boy’s teeth.
Authorities said that they recovered all three teeth intact from the root to the edge of the tooth. Police said that they were bloodied and that they have striations on them that would indicate that a tool of some sort was used to remove them from the child’s mouth.
Police said that they were notified after the boy’s mother found blood splatter next to the boy’s bed, on the sheets and pillow case as well as on the floor.
Kernechel is being charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.