Nicholas Fuchs Put Little Girl In Dryer, Pinched Boy's Penis: Milwaukee Cops

04/17/2012 09:34 am ET | Updated Apr 17, 2012

A Wisconsin man was charged with six felonies last week after he allegedly put a 4-year-old girl in the dryer several times for wetting the bed and pinched a 5-year-old boy's penis as punishment, among other horrific abuses.

Nicholas Fuchs, 26, abused the children while he was living with their mom in Oak Creek from January to October last year, Milwaukee police told The Weekly Vice.

The mother went to police after the four year old threatened in February to put her brother in the dryer, mimicking the punishment Fuchs allegedly meted out.

Cops launched an investigation and uncovered some gruesome details:

In July, Fuchs allegedly broke one child's arm in the Oak Creek apartment. Investigators said Fuchs would beat the bottom of their feet with a spoon and submerge their feet in a tub of scalding water.

Fuchs is also accused of pinching the boy's penis as a punishment and choking the girl. His ex-girlfriend's daughter told investigators that Fuchs put her in the dryer several times and turned it on because she wet her pajamas.

"It was very dark and warm inside the dryer and this made [her] scared," according to a criminal complaint obtained by WISN.

The mother told cops that she ended her relationship with Fuchs in September because he became verbally abusive to her. The children reportedly referred to Fuchs as "mean Nick," according to the complaint.

Fuchs was charged Thursday with three counts of physical abuse of a child, second-degree reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and strangulation, according to The Associated Press.

He's scheduled to make a court appearance on Wednesday.

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