HUTCHINSON, Kan. â€” A Hutchinson man is on trial this week on charges he put his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son in a hot clothes dryer.
In a videotaped interview with detectives shown in court Wednesday, Aron Pritchard said he put the children in the dryer to show them they could have a good time without much money. An hour later, the dryer had become hot and the boy had second-degree burns.
Pritchard told the detective that he didn’t mean for the boy to get hurt.
Hey, kids! Who wants to pretend we’re atop Mount Everest? OK – climb in this freezer!
Hey, kids! Who wants to pretend they’re taking Mom’s car through the car wash? OK – into the dishwasher with you!
Hey, kids! Who wants to pretend our boat is trapped in a giant, bubbling whirlpool? Hot dog – into the washing machine!
And so on.