A woman named Patricia Buchan who is 29 years old admitted to the police that she poured boiling water on a three-year-old boy just to punish him.
The women lived in a New Jersey home, the home is called the house of horrors by prosecutors, five other adults were also living in the same property and are charged for child endangerment.
Patricia told that she ordered the kid to undress and then placed him in the bath and then poured a pot of boiling water on his lower body.
She abused the boy naming it a punishment because the little boy urinated on her son’s bedroom floor.
According to the Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Micheal Morris, this child lived the first three years of his life in this horror house.
He further told that the abuse included a systematic and coordinated beating of the boy with a belt and fists and the use of scalding water to punish him.
The little boy’s mother Natcha Smith is 44 years old and lives in the same building and faced similar charges related to child endangerment and aggravated assault.