Father faces child abuse charges after throwing toddler into pool

Shocking surveillance video shows an arizona man throwing a toddler into a pool — apparently to teach her a lesson.

Police say the girl dropped a five-week-old puppy in the pool.

After the dog died, police say the toddler’s father threw her into the water.

“I just don’t…I just hope that my kids are going to be okay, because I’ve got a five-year-old little boy asking me why daddy hurt his sister. I got a litte girl who may be traumatized, may not, but she’s having nightmares. She’s showing signs. I know my kids. I mean people make mistakes, but like I said, this is past a poor decision and a mistake. This is a child.”

Mother of two Samantha is reacting to seeing her 23-month-old daughter, Mia, tossed into a central phoenix pool by her father, corey mccarthy.

McCarthy has now been charged with two counts of child abuse.

“…and when you saw her hit face first into the water…”

“I just screamed. I just screamed. I just screamed and a lot of thoughts started going through my head, because that’s not the man I know. I would have never thought… That’s not the man I know.”

“Then you see him taunting her, like throwing her like he’s gonna, then he’s not, throwing her like he’s gonna, then he’s not. And then, what people don’t know is also in the beginning of the video, he hoses her down with the water hose, like to…to kind of torture her that way.”

“Why did you decide to call the police?”

“Somebody had to get that man off the streets. He had to be off the streets. At that point in time, I was more concerned for my kid’s life; I was more concerned for my life; I didn’t know who I was dealing with at the time; and I was very angry.”

Family members say mccarthy was taken to the infirmary after being beaten up in jail.

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