Father Accused of Taping Pacifier into Infant’s Mouth, Told Police He Was So Intoxicated

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A Pennsylvania father was arrested for child endangerment after his 18-month-old son was found with a bloody nose and his 2-month-old daughter with a pacifier taped into her mouth, NY Post reported. 

Jordan Hirst, 22, called several friends in a panic around 8 p.m. on April 25 asking for help to find his young son, according to the local outlet. Five friends showed up at Hirst’s home and found the father intoxicated. Friends discovered the 18-month-old on the floor of his nursery with a bloody nose, reports reveal. 

They later observed Hirst’s 2-month-old daughter with a pacifier taped into her mouth, according to court documents. The children were taken to his grandmother’s house. Hirst told police that he was so intoxicated that he could not recollect what happened from 7 p.m. that night to 4 a.m. the next day, according to WPXI.

He was charged with

“two felony counts of child endangerment and one misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment.” 

He has since been released after making a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 9, according to WPXI.

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