Man charged with cruelty after baby admitted to hospital with burns

Man charged with cruelty after baby admitted to hospital with burns

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A father is facing cruelty charges after a 5-week-old was admitted to an area hospital with burns to 20 percent of her body.

A Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman said Charles Robinson, 23, was arrested on a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile for the incident.

The 5-week-old arrived at the hospital around 12:30 p.m. with severe burns to her legs, feet and backside.

Medical examiners said the child was also suffering from bruises to her face and neck.

Robinson was taken to BRPD headquarters where he reportedly told investigators he tried to give the child a bath, but did not realize the water was too hot for the baby.

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