A man yanked a 6-year-old girl by the hair and pulled her to the ground when she tried to find a phone to report him for assaulting her mother, officials said.
Jasper A. Walden grabbed the girl when her mother told her to call 911 on Monday, after Walden had pushed her to the ground and slammed her head against a bathroom wall several times in a home in the 400 block of Carlton Ave., Bethlehem, officials said.
The young girl begged Walden to "stop hurting her mommy" before trying to find a phone to call 911, officials said.
Walden, 43, of 410 Broadway, Bethlehem, was arraigned Thursday on assault and harassment charges and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $2,500 bail, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. May 24.