PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - A Pembroke Pines woman bonded out of jail after she was arrested for allegedly burning her 9-year-old son with a hot iron.
According to Pembroke Pines Police, 32-year-old Tameka Jean, intentionally burned her son’s chest with an iron as punishment for leaving paperwork at school.
She has since bonded out of Broward County Jail, Tuesday evening.
The incident reportedly happened several months ago, but police were only recently notified of it. Police said when they investigated, the boy had scars on his chest and described the iron to them.
“We spoke with the child, and we were able to observe the alleged injuries, which he did have on his chest,” said Pembroke Pine Police Captain Al Xiques. “One burn mark appeared to be about the size of a quarter, and the other burn mark appeared to be about one inch long.”
Jean was charged with aggravated child abuse.
Jean will be outfitted with an ankle monitor.
The mother is not allowed to have any contact with the child in question. As for her other two children, she is only allowed to see them with supervision. One of the children’s fathers was in court asking for custody.
“Just outrageous. To use a hot iron as a type of punishment? I mean, it seems more like a type of torture,” said Xiques.
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