Deputies say 27-year-old Jeremy Austin claimed his child was sexually assaulted by a male friend in Lyons.

A Newark man accused of burning his three-week old baby and making a false claim of child sex abuse has been arrested.

Deputies say 27-year-old Jeremy Austin claimed his child was sexually assaulted by a male friend in Lyons.

They say the suspect later admitted he made up the allegations because he was mad at his friend.

After further investigation, Austin told detectives he accidentally burned the child with a marijuana pipe on her arm.

He's facing multiple charges.

An order of protection was issued for the child.