Sunday, September 21, 2008

Palm Bay teen faces charges for scalding cousin

The Associated Press

9:29 AM EDT, September 21, 2008


Police in Central Florida say a teenager faces child abuse charges after pouring scalding water on his 4-year-old cousin.

According to Palm Bay Police, a 15-year-old who was babysitting his two cousins was angered when the 4-year-old told him to "get a job.'' Authorities say he grabbed a cup of scalding water, and as the child ran away, threw it on her back.

Police say the water left spotted blisters and open wounds on the child's back. They were later noticed by a day care worker.

The teen has a criminal record and was in violation of his probation at the time of the latest arrest.

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