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2-year-old Lancaster boy burned, father arrested

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old South Carolina boy has been scalded in hot water and his father has been arrested and accused of mistreating a child.

23-year-old Christian Brown was arrested Monday by Lancaster County sheriff's deputies.

Sheriff Barry Faile says a childcare employee alerted emergency medical workers after finding blisters on the boy. A sheriff's report says the child was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster with burns on his bottom and genitals.

Faile says the boy suffered first- and second-degree burns and was being observed at the hospital.

The sheriff's report says the boy's mother told authorities they were potty-training the boy and he was not doing well. She has not been charged.

It was unclear Wednesday if Brown had an attorney.

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