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Pa. Dad Pleads Guilty To Reckless Endangerment For Letting Son Pull Pot Teeth

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Francisco Torres pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment for not taking his son to the dentist despite complaints of a toothache. | Michael Buck, lehighvalleylive.com
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EASTON, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment after his teenage son tried to pull out his own teeth because he hadn't been taken to a dentist.

The Express-Times of Easton reports that 40-year-old Francisco Torres told a Northampton County judge Monday that he "procrastinated" about getting dental care for the boy.

Police say the boy tried to pull out his teeth after complaining of pain for several months. He broke two teeth and needed emergency surgery to have the fragments removed. He is now 14.

Torres' attorney requested a psychological evaluation be completed before his client's scheduled sentencing in December.

A judge could sentence Torres to two years in prison, The Express-Times of Easton reports.

A long rap sheet followed Torres into court. He's pled guilty to sexual assault and assault, The Express-Times says.