Tyler Deutsch has been accused of placing his six-week-old daughter in a freezer and then falling asleep in his Roy, Washington, trailer on Saturday.
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist claims that Deutsch put the baby in the freezer to stop her from crying.
Deutsch, whose bail was set at $1 million, has pleaded innocent to charges of child assault, criminal mistreatment and interfering with reporting of domestic violence.
According to court papers, Deutsch fell asleep, woke up after an hour and was taking his baby out of the freezer when the child’s mother returned.
Deutsch is accused of taking the phone away when the mom tried to call 911. Eventually, the mom got neighbors to call police.
The child’s temperature fell to 84 degrees in freezer (set to 10 degrees) and she suffered a broken arm, broken leg, blisters on her feet and a head injury, reports the Daily Mail.
If convicted, Deutsch could be in jail for the rest of his life.
Deutsch allegedly admitted to putting the girl into the freezer for her benefit, but later told police he had no idea how the baby got into the freezer.