WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: horrific third-degree burns inflicted on 2-year-old boy by foster mom with boiling water – ESCAPES jail

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: horrific third-degree burns inflicted on 2-year-old boy by foster mom with boiling water – ESCAPES jail

A foster mother has escaped jail despite scalding a two-year-old boy with boiling water that left third-degree burns.

Lan Lee scalded a toddler in hot water

Lan Huyhl Le, 29, was found guilty of second-degree cruelty after the child in her care sustained burns that scaled six inches up his legs, as well as bruising to his ears, face and arm. The boy required skin grafts for the severe blisters, which were uniform and without splash marks, investigators said. But her sentencing today at Calcasieu Judicial Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, sparked outrage in the court room as Judge Ron Ware handed Le a five-year suspended prison term and three years’ supervised probation.

Just six months ago, Ware found Le guilty of child cruelty and told the jury her account of the incident did not match the forensic evidence. Le, who was not burned in the incident, claimed the child climbed into the tub himself and she later rushed in to pull the plug. However, Ware said in May that she would have been scalded if that were the case.

The American Press reports Le wept when Ware said he was not going to sentence her to serve time. He told the court she still had ‘plenty of good’ to give and said he felt she acted negligently. After the sentencing, Ware hugged Le, who now lives in Florida, and her family in the hallway. Ware found Le guilty of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile after a six-day trial in May. Le had requested he hear the case instead of a jury.

Blasting the verdict, District Attorney John DeRosier told KPLCtv: ‘A two year old child was scalded in this case. I think it is inappropriate for the defendant to walk away from this they way that she has. However, that is not for me to decide.’

I wonder what “plenty of good” the judge found in her because it takes 10-15 minutes to boil a pot of water so this lady obviously premeditated abusing a defenseless toddler. I cannot imagine what redeeming quality this judge saw to stay and jail time.
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