A Racine woman is accused of dunking a 2-year-old boy's feet into scalding water because she was frustrated with his toilet-training progress.
A Journal Times of Racine report says 22-year-old Myrna C. Staten was charged Friday with physical abuse of a child.
Prosecutors say the boy had second-degree burns on both feet. The criminal complaint says the boy's socks were sticking to his skin, causing blisters on his feet to pop when medical staffers removed the socks.
Prosecutors say Staten gave investigators two explanations for the injuries before eventually acknowledging placing the boy's feet in hot water as punishment for soiling himself. She expressed frustration over the difficulty in toilet-training him and said he was a "very difficult child."
A message left with her attorney Saturday wasn't immediately returned.
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