A Greensburg father is facing child abuse charges after allegedly burning his 4-week-old son’s hands by dipping them in hot water.
Greensburg police told Channel 11’s news partners at TribLIVE that Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh contacted them and voiced suspicions after treating the baby’s hands for burns and blisters
TribLIVE reported that Joshua Koshinsky, 23, initially told police he didn’t know what had caused his son’s injuries, saying he gave the child a bath and fed him before noticing the blisters.
He and his wife, Nicole Koshinsky, told police they thought the bottle may have been too hot and had burned the boy’s hands.
However, Nicole Koshinsky later told police that she had lied. She said her husband had dipped the baby’s hands in coffee cups filled with hot water, TribLIVE reported.
Joshua Koshinsky told police that it was an accident. He said his son was acting fussy and he thought warm water might calm the child.He said he didn’t realize how hot the water was, according to police.
Joshua Koshinsky is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
He was held at Westmoreland County Prison on $20,000 cash bail.
He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 24.