SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been accused of pouring scalding hot water on an 18-month infant in New Hampshire, causing burns to the baby’s face, head, torso and arms.
In arresting 23-year-old Shawn Ward of Pembroke, Mass., police in Salem, N.H., said they believed the injuries were intentional and there was a “significant delay” in seeking medical treatment.
Police said the baby was hospitalized Friday at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The infant’s condition was not known Monday.
It was not immediately known if Ward, who was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child, had a lawyer. Police said Ward was babysitting his girlfriend’s baby; he is not the child’s father.