Published: May 10, 2010 7:32 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, GA. - A man in Georgia stands accused of a heinous crime: authorities say he lit his daughter on fire during a domestic dispute.

The victim's, mother, boyfriend and cousin were on-hand when the attack occurred; they helped extinguish the flames, which consumed her upper body and head.

Authorities believe that the girl intervened when her father allegedly began shoving his wife; the daughter stepped in to intervene, at which point he turned on her.

The victim was transported to the hospital by her boyfriend, where she was treated for her burn injuries.