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Schoharie man due in court, accused of pulling foster child's teeth

Updated: 12/26/2013 3:34 PM
Created: 11/25/2013 10:27 AM WNYT.com
By: Jessica Riley

GALLUPVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A Schoharie County man faces assault charges after state police say he used pliers to pull three of his 8-year-old foster daughter's permanent teeth.

Troopers say 34-year-old Steven Walker of Gallupville was arrested after the girl complained of mouth pain at school and was subsequently examined by a dentist. The dentist called child protective services.

Police say the foster child, who's described as mentally disabled, was removed from Walker's home.

Walker was charged Thursday with felony assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Richmondville Town Court and sent to the county jail on $10,000 bail. He's due in Wright Town Court on Monday.

Police gave no motive for the incident.

It could not be determined Walker has a lawyer.

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