CCSO: Girl burned with hot pans, forced to stand

Posted at 10:20 AM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 18:35:38-04

A Citrus County man is accused of burning a teen with a hot pan and forcing her to stand up with her arms out for hours on end, deputies say.

Timothy Hawes, 46, of Homosassa, is charged with child abuse and possession of ammunition/firearm prohibited by injunction.

Deputies say they were called out to investigate abuse claims on Sunday.

During an interview with the victim, deputies noted injuries to the 16-year-old girl's body including the white's of her eyes being red from blood and a burn mark on the girl's left arm.

The girl told deputies Hawes pressed a hot kitchen pan against her and caused the burn, an arrest affidavit states.

According to the girl, Hawes also punished her by making her stand up straight with her arms fully stretched out to she sides.  The girl reportedly told deputies she was forced to stand in that position for six hours while Hawes asked her questions.

Inside of the home, there are all surveillance cameras that captured the abuse, deputies say.

Deputies questioned Hawes who denied causing the injury to the girl's eye and arm.

Hawes did admit to forcing the girl to stand up with her arms stretched out, an arrest affidavit states.  Hawes explained he did this in order to force the girl to tell the truth.

Hawes is being held without bond.