BANGOR – A grand jury has indicted a New Hampshire man accused of putting a 2-year-old Maine toddler in a clothes dryer and turning it on.

The Penobscot County district attorney said a jury on Wednesday indicted Adam Morton on aggravated assault charges. The boy suffered burns and blisters due to the incident.

The boy’s mother left the boy with Morton at her Bangor home while she went to work. Morton, of Berlin, New Hampshire, was arrested Aug. 28, bailed out of Penobscot County Jail, and has pleaded not guilty.

Police say Morton admitted he put the toddler inside the dryer but said it was for only one revolution of the drum. A doctor who examined the boy told police he was in the dryer for a prolonged period.

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