ALAMO (KFXV) — The four-old-year victim is currently being treated at a San Antonio hospital for her second and third degree burns.
41-year-old, Miguel Hernandez admitted to placing the child in a tub filled with scalding water – out of frustration. His wife, 30-year-old, Maria Teresa Lozcano was aware of the situation yet failed to report it to authorities and did not seek medical attention for the minor.
The young victim was taken to a local hospital after the school nurse noticed her feet were severly burned. A counselor from Casa Estrella in Edinburg says many cases of abuse are reported in our region. She suggests parents and legal guardians learn to manage their stress in a healthy way.
The couple is currently being held on a $100,000 bond at Hidalgo County Jail.
Authorities would like to remind the community to report any abuse against children by calling the Crimestoppers Hotline at (956) 668-8447