STANTON, TX – Police have arrested a man after they say he immersed his girlfriend’s baby in scalding hot water.
According to reports, a woman left her infant son in the care of her boyfriend, 24-year-old Dominick Peña, while she went to work on Tuesday. Some time later Peña called to inform her that the boy had been burned.
The woman rushed home and immediately took her son to the hospital. He was then flown to a Lubbock burn unit because of the severity of his injuries. Doctor’s say the boy is in serious condition, suffering from 2nd degree burns to his body.
Peña was arrested and charged with injury to a child, a 1st degree felony, and is being held in the Martin County Jail while police continue their investigation and try to refrain from beating Peña’s ass.
“You just have to think outside of being a human and just think as an officer and do your job according to the law because it’s hard to not be really upset with this,” said Sheriff Woodward.Tags: Child Abuse, Crime, Dominick Peña, scalding, Texas