Alabama father-of-three, 25, ‘repeatedly stuffed toddler inside clothes dryer and turned it on’
- Steven Todhunter, 25, was arrested on January 12 on charges of aggravated child abuse and felony domestic violence
- He is accused of forcing a toddler inside a dryer on numerous occasions between May 2017 and May 2018
- Victim also told police Todhuner stuffed him inside the washing machine and threatened to switch it on, warning the boy ‘the water is going to be very hot’
Steven Todhunter, 25, has been charged with aggravated child abuse for allegedly forcing a toddler into a dryer between May 2017 and May 2018
A father-of-three from Alabama has been accused of repeatedly forcing a toddler into a clothes dryer and turning on the machine with the boy inside.
Steven Todhunter, 25, of Alabaster, was arrested on January 12 on charges of aggravated child abuse and felony domestic violence.
According to charging documents, the abuse targeting the boy took place between May 2017 and May 2018, but was no reported until September 2018.
The warrant cited by Al.com stated that on numerous occasions during that time period, Todhunter placed the young boy inside the dryer, which he would secure from the outside with a chair, and sometimes turn the machine on.
The victim also told police Todhuner stuffed him inside the washing machine and threatened to switch it on, warning the boy ‘the water is going to be very hot.’
The documents did not disclose the nature of the relationship between Todhunter and the victim, nor the toddler’s exact age, but social media posts suggest the man has two sons and a daughter, the youngest being a three-year-old boy.
Todhunter, pictured left with his 3-year-old son, is also accused of choking a woman against the wall until she passed out, leading to an additional domestic violence charge
Todhunter also has been accused of holding a woman against a wall and choking her until she lost consciousness, leading to the domestic violence charge.
The 25-year-old suspect was released from jail after posting $20,000 bond. He is due back in court next month.
Online records show Todhunter has a past criminal record that includes child abuse charges.