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Police: Spartanburg woman charged after baby suffers 2nd-degree burns

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Latirrani Harris (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center) Latirrani Harris (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A woman accused of placing a baby in scalding water has been charged by Spartanburg police.

According to the incident report, the baby's mother said her daughter was being babysat between April 11 and 12 by her cousin, 18-year-old Latirrani Harris, of Spartanburg.

When the mother picked up the child, Harris told her that the baby's skin was peeling off her backside, the report said.

Harris told the mother she was giving the child a bath when she began to cry, according to the report.

The mother said Harris told her that the baby possibly had a chemical burn.

The baby was brought to the emergency room by the mother, where a doctor said she had second-degree burns that didn't appear to be chemical burns, the report said.

The child was then brought to a pediatrician who said the child needed to see a plastic surgeon.

The doctor told the mother that he would not call DSS because he believed the burns were caused unintentionally, the report stated.

Harris was later charged with neglect of a child, according to online jail records.

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