Conway PD arrest caregiver after child received severe burns

CONWAY (KATV) - Conway Police arrested 29-year-old AshleyBurch Tuesday after a six-year-old girl in her care was taken to the hospital Mondaywith 2nd degree burns on her stomach and legs.

Officials said the girl told hospital personnel that she gotthe burns after falling in a ditch on the way home from school. But the childlater told them Burch, the woman she called mom, poured boiling hot water on heras punishment. Burch denies these allegations.

Burch is not the child's motherbut lived with the six year old and her biological mother.{}

She faces two felony countsincluding first degree domestic battery and endangering the welfare of a minor.She is being held in the Faulkner County Detention Center without bond.{}

The child is recovering in thehospital.{}

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