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Man Charged in Scalding of Child

9:57 AM, Jan 24, 2014   |    comments
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Orangeburg County, SC (WLTX) - A man is being charged with neglect after a child was burned in hot water.

Forrest Shuler was arrested by Orangeburg deputies this week.

An incident report states that back on December 27th, a relative of the victim took the one-year-old to The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg.

Doctors at the hospital said the child had 3rd-degree burns from his waist to his feet.

According to an incident report, the relative said Shuler had called her to tell her that the child had been hurt while he was giving the baby a bath. According to the relative, Shuler said he had gone to get something, and during the time that he did, the child turned on the hot water.

The child was taken to the Augusta Burn Center for treatment.

 

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