Father of missing Texas girl, Sherin Mathews, arrested for injury to a child

The adoptive father of a 3-year-old who went missing in Texas earlier this month has been arrested one day after police believe they found the young girl’s body.

Wesley Mathews, 37, was arrested Monday in Richardson for injury to a child, Fox 4 reported. Mathews was previously charged with child endangerment but was free on bond and had to wear an ankle monitor.

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Wesley reportedly voluntarily went into the police station Monday and "provided an alternate statement of events from those which he had given previously, regarding the disappearance of Sherin,” police said in a statement, according to Fox 4.

This undated photo provided by the Richardson Texas Police Department shows 3-year-old Sherin Mathews. Authorities are searching for the girl who went missing over the weekend when her father allegedly made her stand outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk. Wesley Mathews ordered Sherin Mathews to stand next to a tree behind the fence at their Richardson home at around 3 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, according to an arrest affidavit. (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP)

Sherin Mathews, 3, went missing Oct. 7 after her father, Wesley, left her outside in an alleyway at 3 a.m.  (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP)

Mathews’ daughter, Sherin, went missing in the early hours of Oct. 7, after Wesley left her outside in an alleyway -- allegedly frequented by coyotes -- because she didn’t drink her milk.

Richardson Police said Sunday morning they found a body they believe to be Sherin’s in a culvert beneath a road, reportedly near the Mathews’ home.

Wesley didn’t alert authorities that Sherin was missing until five hours later. Sherin’s mother, Sini, said she was asleep during the ordeal.

Police said that Sini is helping to identify the body and will possibly provide dental records, Fox 4 reported.

In this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 photo provided by the Richardson Texas Police Department, Wesley Mathews is shown. Mathews was arrested Saturday on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child. Authorities were searching Monday for the 3-year-old suburban Dallas girl after she went missing over the weekend when her Mathews allegedly made her stand outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk. (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP)

Mathews was arrested Saturday on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child. Authorities were searching Monday for the 3-year-old suburban Dallas girl after she went missing over the weekend when her Mathews allegedly made her stand outside in the middle of the night as punishment for not drinking her milk.  (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP)

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The Mathews adopted Sherin in June 2016 after she was abandoned in her native country of India, according to the Dallas News.

Wesley is being held on a $1 million bond at the Richardson City Jail.