- Associated Press - Friday, August 22, 2014

LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Long Beach police have arrested a Biloxi man on a felony child-abuse charge alleging he caused second-degree burns to a 16-month-old boy.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1sZc5pt ) 23-year-old Kenneth Ashton Preston is accused of burning the child, possibly with a hot liquid, June 16.

Assistant Police Chief Alan Bond says the toddler was taken to a hospital emergency room and medical personnel called in detectives,

Bond says the child is the son of Preston’s girlfriend.

Preston is free on a $50,000 bond.



It was unclear whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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