Cape Coral, FL- On March 23′rd, a 5-year old girl went to school and told a teacher that she had to keep the top of her dress up to hide the burns on her chest. The teacher examined the child and discovered she had three cigarette burns on the upper part of her chest. The school staff contacted DCF who later notified the police. Officers met with the girl and her mother who admitted she was AWARE of the burns. The mother told the officers that her daughter often spends weekends at the home of Pablo Rico and Angela Matias, whom her daughter calls “grandpa and grandma” even though they are not related. The mother said her daughter told her that Rico had burned her with cigarettes on the night of March 21st and she planned on confronting Rico about them. (Really?! If my child ever showed me three fucking cigarette burns on her body and told me who did it, the first thing I would do is call the police and tell them they had better beat me to the fucker’s home because my baseball bat was on its way to make his asshole holler! )
The officers questioned the girl and she said she was blowing up a balloon in the kitchen of Rico’s home while he was cooking food for her. When the balloon accidentally burst, Rico became angry and burned her with a cigarette to punish her. “He waited a minute and burned me. He waited a minute and burned me, he waited a minute and burned me,” the girl said. When questioned, Rico told a different story to the detectives. He said the burns were caused from cooking oil spattering from the stove. But the doctors who examined the girl last Friday say that the burns were caused by cigarettes and not cooking oil. Pablo Rico, 56, was arrested on Monday night and is being held without bail.
He still stuck with his story that the burns were caused from cooking oil, but admitted to the officers that they did resemble burns caused by a cigarette. The sadistic pig was charged with Aggravated Child Abuse for intentionally and maliciously punishing a victim under the age of 18. He now faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. I would love to tell that mother what an utter fail this was on her part. Granted, for whatever unexplained reasons, she was not there when this abuse happened, but she still failed on protecting her child by ignoring her pain and sending her to school without contacting the authorities herself. The heroes in this story are the teacher and the little girl. They both obviously have something the mother is seriously lacking. Intelligence.Tags: Cape Coral, Child Abuse, cigarette burns, Florida