Florida man accused of badly burning child who wet bed
Rayvond Williams, of Silver Springs, arrested on child abuse charges
SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. – A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday in Marion County on allegations of severely burning a 2-year-old boy because the child wet the bed.
Rayvond Williams, of Silver Springs, was arrested on charges of cruelty toward a child/aggravated child abuse.
According to an arrest affidavit, Williams was baby-sitting the boy, who urinated in a bed while sleeping.
Williams said he placed the boy in the tub and turned on warm to cool water before telling the boy to bathe himself, officials said. Williams said someone knocked at his door and he left the boy unattended, according to the affidavit.
Williams said he then heard the boy screaming and found the toddler badly burned in the tub, according to authorities. Williams said the boy must have turned the water to hot and slipped and hit his head, according to the arrest affidavit.
Officials said Williams called a family member to take the boy to a hospital, according to officials.
The boy suffered burns to his arms, hands, legs, buttocks and genitals, officials said. Eighty percent of the injuries were third-degree burns, said doctors, who added that the boy will need skin graphs on his feet and buttocks.
The boy also had scratches on his face and head, officials said.
Doctors said the boy's injuries were not caused by an accident and appeared to be consistent with an immersion burn.
Williams was arrested and booked into jail.
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