Troopers save Christmas for girl who allegedly had teeth pulled out by dad

Posted at: 12/26/2013 3:47 PM
Updated at: 12/26/2013 6:52 PM
By: WNYT Staff

GALLUPVILLE - Last month, NewsChannel 13 told you about a mentally handicapped girl, whose foster dad was arrested for allegedly pulling three of her adult teeth out with pliers. Thanks to the hard work of State Police, she's had a Christmas to remember.

The officers set up a fund and raised more than $1,000 with Child Protective Services. They used that money to buy the girl a new bike, along with several other toys.

The troopers say it was incredible to see the girl with a smile on her face.

The father, 34-year-old Steven Walker, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.