Man accused of dumping hot sauce in 7-month-old girl’s mouth, choking her mother

Authorities in Pennsylvania have filed charges against a 21-year-old man accused of pouring hot sauce into a 7-month-old girl’s mouth and attacking her mother Monday, according to multiple reports.

Johnstown police arrested David Jones, 21, on charges of aggravated assault on a person under 6, strangulation, simple assault and harassment, WNEP reported.

In a criminal complaint obtained by The Tribune-Democrat, authorities said they were called around 3 a.m. Monday to a home on the 200 block of Ohio Street.

A woman told police Jones hit her child, poured hot sauce into the infant's mouth and sat on the girl, the newspaper reported. The woman said that when she tried to intervene, Jones grabbed her by the neck, threw her against a wall and choked her for about 30 seconds, The Tribune-Democrat and WTAJ reported.

Authorities said the woman managed to flee to a neighbor's home, where she called 911, according to WNEP.

"(Police) found the baby responsive with a very clear red rectangular line on her stomach consistent with the foot of the bassinet," The Tribune-Democrat reported.

The child was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center for evaluation of her injuries, according to WTAJ.

A judge ordered Jones held in Cambria County Prison on a $10,000 bond, according to The Tribune-Democrat. Records from Cambria County showed he remained jailed Tuesday.

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