HOUSTON, Oct 24: Wesley Mathews, the father of missing three-year-old adopted Indian girl Sherin Mathews has been arrested, a day after body of a small child was found in a culvert, less than a mile from the family's home.
Sherin Mathews , who has developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was last seen outside her family's backyard in Richardson city in Texas on October 7 after her Indian-American father Wesley Mathews upbraided her and sent her alone outside late at night as a punishment for not finishing her milk. Wesley was arrested last evening and faces charges of injury to a child, Police Sergant Kevin Perlich said. Yesterday, Wesley and his attorney voluntarily arrived at the Richardson police station and shared a different account of the girl's disappearance than his original statement, Perlich said. "He provided an alternate series of events from what he had previously given us," Perlich said.