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Ohio Woman Allegedly Physically Restrained Children in Scalding Bath, Causing Severe Burns, Seizures: Sheriff

Ohio Woman Arrested for Alleged Torture of Children in Hot Bath: Cops
Source: Gallia County Sheriff’s Office; Unsplash

Malynda Harrison placed her two children, ages 5 and 4 years old, in a bathtub of hot water and then refused to let them leave or adjust the temperature of the water, authorities said.

Jun. 15 2024, Published 11:01 a.m. ET

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An Ohio woman has been arrested after police say she allegedly forced her children to stay in a hot bath, causing seizures and injuries.

Around 8:30 p.m. on June 6, emergency medical personnel responded to a home in Guyan Township regarding a call for a medical emergency involving a five-year-old girl, according to the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.

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Once at the scene, medical personnel determined the child had sustained severe burns to a large portion of her body.

The child was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for the burns, officials said.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by WSAZ-TV, it was initially reported that the child was having a seizure, but then cops discovered burns over a large portion of the child’s body.

On June 9, detectives interviewed the victim’s mother, 22-year-old Malynda Harrison.

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She allegedly admitted to placing her two children, ages 5 and 4 years old, in a bathtub of hot water and then refusing to let them leave or adjust the temperature of the water, police said.

Harrison allegedly physically restrained the children to keep them in the tub, according to authorities.

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As a result, one of the two children suffered seizure activity and second-degree burns, while the other child suffered first- and second-degree burns, authorities said.

Harrison was arrested and booked into the Gallia County Jail for child endangerment, officials said.

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