A 22-year-old man was arrested Friday after it was found he was abusing his 5-year-old stepson by burning the bottom of his feet with a lighter, punching him in the face, and throwing him about the room.
According to police, Daiki Ishihashi of Funabashi continuously abused his son between late January and mid-February, leaving him with moderate injuries. The boy is from Ishihashi's 28-year-old wife's previous relationship.
A teacher at the boy's kindergarten noticed the injuries on his body and notified child welfare officials. Ishihashi has admitted to the charges, police said.© News reports