Mother accused of burning child’s feet as punishment for misbehaving
BOONEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT/Gray News) - A Kentucky mother is accused of punishing her child by burning her child’s feet.
WYMT reports Owsley County deputies responded to the home of 28-year-old Alexis Powell in April to investigate the possible abuse of a 4-year-old child.
Investigators determined the child suffered second- and third-degree burns to both feet as a part of the punishment.
The child was taken to a burn center in Ohio for treatment.
Authorities arrested Powell on Monday and charged her with assault, criminal abuse, endangering the welfare of a minor and wanton endangerment.
Powell was taken to the Three Forks Regional Jail, where she remains in custody, according to jail records.
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