Representational image of a mother holding the foot of her newborn baby at the hospital in Nantes, western France, July 7, 2018. LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

A man faced four charges at a pre-trial hearing in a Scotland court Tuesday for putting a 13-month-old girl in a tumble dryer and turning the machine on, thus severely injuring the baby.

Thomas Dunn was accused of causing life-threatening injuries to the baby twice between December 2017 and January 2018. He put the baby in a tumble dryer and closed the door. This resulted in the dryer getting activated and the girl suffering life-threatening injuries, The Sun reported.

In another incident in January, he repeatedly struck the girl against an unknown object and also bit her on the arm. The case is ongoing.

Between April 2015 and January 2018, Dunn assaulted another baby several times by “putting his hand over the boy's mouth and nose and pinching it” and hence restricting the child’s breathing.

In a similar incident earlier this month, a Scotland court heard the case of a father who killed his 23-day-old daughter by "repeatedly assaulting her from the day she was born until she died.”

Thomas Haining killed his daughter, Mikayla Haining, at his home in Mackay Road, Scotland, in June 2017 by inflicting blunt force trauma on her. The baby was critically injured and succumbed to the injuries. Thomas’ advocate, Shelagh McCall QC, said she couldn't get a medical expert in Scotland for her defense and approached experts in England.

“There is a dearth of experts for this kind of case in Scotland and those there are have been snapped up by the Crown,” she said, Daily Mail reported.

The case will be next heard in February 2019.

In another similar incident in November, a man admitted to fatally beating a two-month-old girl to death by repeatedly punching her on the head in Florida.

Gwendolyn Eydelman was found unresponsive in her Florida home by deputies. Paramedics rushed the baby to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. Doctors said she had a severe skull fracture and also had numerous rib fractures. Two days later, she died shortly after she was taken off life support.

Artem Eydelman, who was not the baby’s biological father and was dating the child’s biological mother, was the only one at home when the incident took place. When he was initially questioned, Artem said he put her to sleep in her bassinet before going to sleep. He changed his statement several times and finally admitted to having punched her head with his fist after getting frustrated with changing the victim’s diaper.

He was charged with “one count of first-degree murder and two counts of violation of probation.”