When her son forgot to bring some paperwork home from school, Tamecha Jean became “infuriated” and burned him with a hot iron, Pembroke Pines police said Monday night.
Jean, 32, was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse, police said.
Responding to an abuse hotline call, police arrived at their Pembroke Pines home at about 4 p.m. Monday to find the 9-year-old with burn scars on his chest.
According to a police report, Jean told cops her son was burned while she was spanking him with a belt, because “he moves around a lot while being ‘spanked’.” She later clarified that she did not intentionally burn her son and he did not tell her he was burned, police said.
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Jean was arrested and the 9-year-old and two siblings were placed in the care of child protective services.