PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Kansas City man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for scalding a 2-year-old with hot water.
Platte County authorities say 32-year-old Daniel A. Rose was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to first-degree assault in the March 2013 case.
The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2bUMgTq ) reports Rose told officers he noticed a rash on the girl while he was watching her but called the child’s mother rather than calling 911.
The mother, who was Rose’s girlfriend, came home and took the child to Children’s Mercy Hospital. The child was treated for first- and second-degree burns, which had blistered.
Rose later said the girl had fallen into the tub while he was preparing to give her a bath.
Authorities say the child suffered burns on 20 percent of her body.