An Oneida man is behind bars after police say he forced his three year old son to stand in scalding hot bath water as a form of punishment.

50 year old Anthony Montgomery of Lenox Avenue has been charged with Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after the incident, which left second degree burns on the feet of his three year old son.

The young victim is now being treated at Upstate Hospital's burn unit for his injuries and Oneida Police say they were notified of the child's injuries through a friend of the family.

Montgomery is being held on 20 thousand dollars bail. He'll appear in court on Friday on the charges.