TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Police say they received an anonymous tip that 36-year-old Moslim Al Assadi tied the girl's hands behind her back and forced her into a partially filled bathtub where he dunked her head under water several times.
The girl's siblings watched the incident. They said she turned blue while being dunked in the water.
Tampa police detectives along with child protection investigators went to the home Thursday and removed the victim and two other children.
Police say Al Assadi has been investigated on child abuse allegations two other times, but each time investigators cleared him of any wrongdoing.
He is charged with aggravated child abuse.
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