Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Maine Mom Accused of Burning Daughter

(Stratton, Maine) A 39-year-old local woman, Jessica LaPlante, has been arrested for allegedly burning her 4-year-old daughter with a wood engraving tool.

LaPlante faces a charge of assault.
The Sheriff's Department said the girl's father filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services after taking his daughter to the doctor with what looked like burns on her legs.

Investigators said the child told her father that her mother had burned her because she was "being bad." The family doctor verified that the wounds on the child were consistent with burn marks, according to the Sheriff''s Department.
More charges could arise after the case is reviewed by the district attorney.

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