Man Accused of Beating 3-Year-Old Girl and Putting Her in an Oven

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By NTD Newsroom
January 24, 2018US News
Man Accused of Beating 3-Year-Old Girl and Putting Her in an Oven
Terry L. May. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

Police are looking for a Florida man who allegedly beat a 3-year-old girl and put her in the oven.

Terry L. May, 45, from Lenox Court in DeLand is wanted on a charge of child abuse. The child abuse charge against him carries a $50,000 bond, according to the police statement.

The 3-year-old girl said that May “frequently hit her with a belt,” police said.

She had several noticeable injuries, including an extensive abrasion on her ear, a 6-inch scar on her back, and several contusions and swelling on the top of her head and forehead. She also had abrasions and lacerations on her feet, hands, and leg, police said.

The ear abrasion appeared consistent with a burn injury. The girl told Department of Children and Families investigators that May had put her into an oven.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood from Volusia County Sheriff’s Office designated May as the “SCUMBAG of the Week,” according to the statement.

Deputies are actively looking for May. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Police are now urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the Sheriff’s Office on 386-248-1777 or submit an anonymous tip at 888-277-TIPS or


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