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Cops: Teen suffered burns after WNY man forced her to dunk her hands in bleach

A Western New York man is facing charges after police say he forced a 15-year-old old girl to submerge her hands in a bowl of bleach over a prolonged period of time.
Elma (WSYR-TV) – A Western New York man is facing charges after police say he forced a 15-year-old old girl to submerge her hands in a bowl of bleach over a prolonged period of time.

The teenager was taken to the hospital with third degree burns.

They say the man was punishing the girl.

Police charged Gary Mathews, 45, of Elma with assault in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Mathews was arraigned in Town of Elma Court and taken to the Erie County Holding Center on bail.

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