Sharanda Hammock and Cecily Sharp (Photo: KFSM)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) - Fayetteville police arrested Sharanda Hammock and Cecily Sharp Saturday, Nov. 24 on charges of second-degree battery and child abuse.
An Occupational Therapist noticed third-degree burns on an 11-year-olds' legs and called Hammock, the child's foster mother. Hammock told the therapist that the child received the injuries during a bath on Nov. 4. Sharp heated the water on the stove for the bath due to lack of hot water.
Hammock told police she tried to treat the injuries with a cool compress but the wounds blistered the next day. Sharp told Hammock that the boy rubbed the burns with a wash cloth, causing them to bleed.
KFSM reports that Hammock and Sharp were in a relationship together.
Both women admitted that they should have taken the boy to get medical attention.