Mom charged with burning child

Yesenia Alvarez

March 21, 2012 11:38:57 AM PDT
Authorities in Wake County have arrested a mother after she allegedly burned her child's hands.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old Yesenia Alvarez on Friday after they received a report that she burned her 11-year-old child.

According an arrest warrant, the child suffered second-degree burns to their hands. It is unclear if the child is a girl or boy and how they were burned.

Authorities have charged Alvarez with child abuse. She is currently being held under a $25,000 bond.

The U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has also placed a detainer on Alvarez.

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