12/02/2010 09:01 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Man Accused Of Tattooing A Baby

Police in Ohio, USA, have arrested a man accused of giving a tattoo to a one-year-old baby.

The man is alleged to have tattooed the letter "A" on the backside of the girl who was visiting his home.

Lee Deitrick, 23, from Louisville, put the dime-sized tattoo on the little girl's rear end after she was brought to his house in November by a female relative, Police Chief Andrew Turowski told the New York Daily News.

Apparently there is no evidence that the girl's mother was involved or allowed the tattooing.

Turowski told the New York Daily News: "It is hard to fathom why someone would try to do that.

"It was at his residence. The female relative was the only one with the child, so I guess it is safe to say she was baby-sitting."

Not terribly effectively, though, by the sound of it.

However Deitrick's grandmother has called the tattoo "a wee-little hairline" and said there's hardly anything left of it. Right. Well that's okay then.

Deitrick has been arraigned on a charge of child endangering, with a bond set at $250,000.

The Daily News says that if convicted, Deitrick could face up to five years in prison.

This is an awful story and you'd have to be some sort of moron to think tattooing a baby was a good idea.

But how different is this from those parents who get their babies' ears pierced? Surely that's cruel too?

Source: New York Daily News