Man arrested for child endangerment

An Indianapolis man has been arrested and is being held in Arizona on six federal counts of causing bodily injury to children under his care. Christopher Carlson is accused of forcing his grandsons, ages 12, 9 and 8, to hike miles through Grand Canyon National Park without food or water from sunrise to sunset. In one trip, the group hiked nearly 20 miles in 108-degree temperatures. According to the arrest report, the boys had ulcerated blisters on their feet, sunburn, cracked lips and could barely stand, but were beaten by Carlson when they stopped hiking.

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