After her 6-year-old boy hit several kids at school, Miriam Rebolledo took her young son’s hand and placed it on a hot stove as punishment, police say.
The 29-year-old was arrested Thursday by Miami police on a charge of aggravated child abuse, records show.
Rebolledo told police she had tried correcting his behavior in other ways, but nothing worked, according to NBC 6. Police said the mother told officers she “could not take it anymore” and needed “a more extreme form of punishment” to teach the boy a lesson.
Rebolledo is being held at Miami-Dade’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $7,500 bond, jail records show.
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During her appearance in bond court Friday, Rebolledo, who is from Colombia, was reprimanded by Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan, the station reported.
The judge told her it was not OK to put a child’s hand on a hot stove.
“In the United States it’s not, that’s not proper parenting. That is never a proper way to discipline a child.”