It's amazing what people can/will do and stupidity knows no bounds.
Here in Perth, a young man babysitting his girlfriend's child, put the toddler in a tumble drier because he thought it would be a fun ride for the child. http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=2024&art_id=vn20060810024015926C729103
Sydney - An Australian man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to seriously injuring a 14-month-old girl by putting her into a hot tumble dryer, saying he had simply wanted to give her "a fun time".
The toddler had spilt some medicine on her top when the mother's boyfriend put her in the machine and switched it on for about two minutes, a court in the western city of Perth was told.
She received burns to her hands and feet and bruising to her face, body and spine.
The mother had left the child in the care of Samuel Siddall, 21, while she went to the gym.
She returned home to find her daughter suffering serious burns and took her to hospital, where the staff alerted police.
Siddall pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm in the incident on May 25, but his lawyer told the court he had not acted out of malice or anger.
Siddall, who had been at university studying to be a teacher, would often give Mia "wizzies", when he would hold her hands and spin her around, said lawyer Ronald Smith.
When Mia spilt the medicine, he took her into the laundry to dry her top.
"All of a sudden he had a thought: she likes wizzies, she would probably like a wizzy in the dryer," Smith told the court.
"His only thought at that stage was to give the child a fun time."
Siddall who was deeply traumatised and embarrassed over the incident, had left university and had become withdrawn from society, Smith told the court.
Magistrate Richard Bayly said he believed the act had been one of "unbelievable stupidity" rather than of malice, but warned he may still send Siddall to prison when he is due to be sentenced on August 30.