Twenty-three year old Corey Edmund McCarthy was arrested for felony abuse after he allegedly threw his toddler in the pool as punishment.  The act was recorded by a surveillance camera, which shows the father reacting harshly to his one-year-old daughter. The video shows Corey grabbing Mia by the shoulders and throwing the toddler in the water. Luckily for Mia, an unnamed woman jumped in after her.

 According to Arizona State Law 13-3623 anyone who intentionally causes or permits physical injury to a child or vulnerable adult can be charged with a class 2 felony. If this is done recklessly, the offense is a class 3 felony, and if done with criminal negligence, the offence is a class 4 felony.

According to the law, a child is classified as an individual who is under the age of 18. A vulnerable adult is a physically or mentally impaired individual over the age of 18 who is unable to protect him or herself from neglect, exploitation or abuse. In the state of Arizona the accused could face up to 35 years of incarceration if the act was intentional and life threatening.

Cory Edward McCarthy has been charged with two counts of child abuse. The little girl had been unattended by the pool for 25 minutes. During this time she had pushed two dogs in the pool, drowning and killing one. When her father, Cory, heard of this he decided to ‘teach her a lesson’. This excessively harsh lesson consisted of throwing her into the pool, then pushing her back into the water when an unnamed woman jumped in and pulled the toddler out. According to doctors reports the one-year-old is physically fine, but she faces traumatization and now fears taking baths and going near water.

Call the Family Law Team at (480) 467-4348 if you’re facing a similar case today.

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