- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) - Authorities say they found a 5-year-old child with apparent burns on her face locked in a bathroom with lighters, an open Bible and a phone playing “something religious.”

Stafford County deputies said in a statement that 35-year-old parents Carmen Robinson and 41-year-old Norris Robinson are charged with abuse and neglect of children and failure to secure medical attention for an injured child.

Authorities responding to a hotel room Friday for a welfare check discovered the girl clothed in the bathtub with what appeared to be burn marks on her face.

WJLA-TV (https://bit.ly/2eTzWn8) reports Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman M.C. Morris Moncure says the objects in the bathroom have led investigators to wonder whether the child was being used in a religious ritual.

It’s unclear whether the suspects have attorneys.


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