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Charges Filed against parents after son received burns

Feb 3, 2007 09:49 PM
By Anthony Ponce
News 8 @ 6:00

INDIANAPOLIS - A seven-year-old boy is in the Riley Hospital burn unitafter allegedly being abused by his adoptive parents. Court documentssay the boy's adoptive mother put him in scalding hot bathwater aspunishment for wetting his bed. For two weeks the burns went untreated,until authorities found out about it earlier this week.

Police arrested 61-year-old Bessie Saffold and her husband, 59-year-oldMechelle after child protective services called Bessie in for aninterview.

"Child protective services workers became concerned when four of thechildren were taken out of the home previously," said Helen Marchal ofthe Marion County Prosecutor's Office....

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