Ashley Burch (Photo: Conway Police Dept.)
CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A child is severely burned in Conway and police believe the woman she called "mom" is to blame.
Conway police arrested Ashley Burch, 29, Tues. Oct. 8 following an investigation into how a 6-year-old girl in her care got severe burns on her stomach and legs.
The child was taken to the hospital Monday with second-degree burns. Police say the child told hospital personnel that she got the burns after falling into a ditch on the way home from school, but the child later said Burch, the woman she calls mom, poured boiling hot water on her as punishment.
Burch denies the allegations. The child is now recovering in the hospital.
Burch is not the child's mother. She lived with the girl and the girl's biological mother.
She faces two felony counts including first-degree domestic battery and endangering the welfare of a minor.
She's being held in the Faulkner Co. Detention Center without bond.
(Source: Conway Police Dept.)