Texas girl, 3, missing after she was sent outside at night as punishment

From Reuters - October 9, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A 3-year-old girl in suburban Dallas is missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by telling her to stand outside by herself at night near an alley behind her home, police said on Monday.

Wesley Mathews, 37, has been arrested for suspected child endangerment for the treatment of his daughter, Sherin. He was taken into custody on Saturday after reporting the incident to authorities and has been released on bond, according to police in Richardson, north of Dallas.

Mathews did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

Mathews said he directed his daughter to stand near a large tree at approximately 3 a.m. (on Saturday) because she wouldnt drink her milk, an arrest affidavit said.


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