Man charged in abuse discovered after fire

CREATED Jan 16, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- The investigation continues into a child abuse case in Milwaukee.

Harold Bonilla is charged with beating, choking, and even burning his three young children with a cigarette lighter. Bonilla reportedly told police the children were hurt while escaping from a fire on Monday.

But experts at Children's Hospital say they all suffered from child abuse that happened before the fire broke out.

The abuse was discovered while police investigated a house fire at 24th and Maple.