BANGOR — A New Hampshire man who put his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son inside a running clothes dryer at her Bangor home has pleaded guilty to assault.

WABI-TV reports that Adam Morton, of Berlin, New Hampshire, entered his plea in a Bangor courtroom on Tuesday.

Authorities say the 27-year-old Morton was taking care of the boy in August while his girlfriend was at work.

According to court documents, the boy suffered second-degree burns on his arms and back and burns and blisters on his feet.

Morton told police the boy was in the dryer’s drum for just one revolution, but investigators determined that the boy was in the dryer for a prolonged period.

Morton is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 2.

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