Steve Wilkos: Is It Child Abuse By Burning Or An Accident?

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Steve Wilkos: May 29 2013

On Steve Wilkos May 29 2013, Steve will sit down with a group of people who can’t seem to get their story straight. While visiting Roshandra and Demario, Charmaine noticed a burn mark on their daughter’s leg. When she was made aware of it, Roshandra swore that it must have happened while the child was in the care of Demario and Charmaine. What it child abuse or an accident?

Steve Wilkos: Who’s Responsible For Burning The Child?

Steve Wilkos: Is It Child Abuse By Burning Or An Accident?

On Steve Wilkos May 19 2013, was this child playing with fire or is it child abuse by burning?

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Obviously, no one would openly admit to burning a child while taking care of it if the child wasn’t totally theirs. Joint custody issues can be sticky, and if one of them were to confess, it would probably mean the end of visitation rights for whoever’s fault it is.

It’s hard to tell who it could have been, because if we’re talking about a joint custody case, it’s pretty clear that no one here entirely has their life together. My money is on the dad and the new girlfriend. If she’s not blood, then there is a better chance that she probably burned the child.

Quick question though: how and why the heck would anyone burn a child?

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Steve Wilkos: Was It Child Abuse By Burning?

This could have been an accident, but it is more likely a case of child abuse by burning. According to the National Center For Biotechnology Information, child abuse by burning is often unrecognized, even though child abuse awareness is increasing.

In a study of 71 children with burns and an average age of 1.8 years, 85 percent of injuries were scalds from tap water and of that, an immersion pattern of 59 percent was present. Six of the children had a classic forced immersion injury, which means that they were forced into tap water of some sort.

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