Man accused of burning baby with blow dryer

Anthony Bastida charged with injury to a child

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WEBSTER, Texas - A Webster man is accused of burning his 9-month-old daughter with a blow dryer.

According to court records, the mother of the baby went to the store on May 8 and left the baby alone with her husband, Anthony Bastida, in the 15900 block of Highway 3 in Webster.

Officials said the woman returned less than an hour later, then left with the baby on a trip to Louisiana.

When she got to Lake Charles, officials said she noticed circle-shaped burn marks on the baby in several places, including the inside and outside of her legs, according to court documents. She called Bastida, who told her he'd left the blow dryer next to the baby on the bed while he went to the restroom, officials said.

Bastida has been charged with injury to a child.

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