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Baby-Sitter Burns Baby

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A 20-year-old baby sitter is charged with aggravated child abuse after Tampa police say she submerged a baby's feet in boiling water, causing second-degree burns.

Authorities say Maggie Nicole Williams was arrested Wednesday, one day after her mother called 911 to report that the boy they were baby-sitting had been severely burned while getting a bath.

The child is still in the hospital.

Police say Williams boiled a pot of water and poured it into a metal bucket, then intentionally immersed the child in the water.

Her mother, Ruth Williams, calls it an accident. Maggie Williams is in jail with bail set at $25,000.


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