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West Philly man arrested for allegedly burning 3-year-old stepson's face

Police arrested a man Wednesday night who is now charged with beating and burning his 3-year-old stepson while the child's mother was at work.

Matthew Montgomery, 27, is charged with burning and beating his 3-year-old stepson. Credit: PPD Matthew Montgomery, 27, is charged with burning and beating his 3-year-old stepson. Credit: PPD

Police arrested a man Wednesday night who is now charged with beating and burning his 3-year-old stepson while the child's mother was at work.

Matthew Montgomery, 27, of the 1800 block of South Conestoga Street, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

The victim sustained burns to his face and right arm, bruising to the front and back of his body, and a concussion, police said.

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The child was listed in stable condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, according to police.

 
 
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