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Deputies: BB gun used by father to punish kids

Posted: 11:16 AM, Mar 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-02 12:20:59-05

Erie County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting his children with a BB gun as punishment.

Steven Scroger, 29, is being held on $75,000 bond, and is charged with multiple felony counts of assaulting a person less than 7-years-old, two counts of a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use, and three counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child.

Deputies responded to the Mercy Ambulatory Care Center after being contacted by medical staff on February 27th for reports of numerous wounds on two female children.

After interviewing medical staff, the sheriff's office says deputies found out the stepfather intentionally shot the children, ages four and six, several times with a BB gun.

After the interviews, deputies, detectives, and a county Child Protective Services caseworker visited the home of the stepfather for additional interviews. At the home, deputies report that they discovered the stepfather did inflict the injuries with a BB gun and was turned over to the sheriff's office. 

Scroger's next court appearance is Thursday, in Concord Town Court.