BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield couple was sentenced to several years behind bars after their 5-year-old daughter was found with severe burns all over her body.
According to prosecutors, a school worker noticed the child was in pain and had gone missing from school for three weeks.
Child Protective Services were notified in April about the incidence and found the daughter in the couple's home with burns on her bottom, legs and feet. The burns were consistent with those submerged in scalding hot water.
"I have not personally seen any remorse from either of them and I didn't see any remorse from them in any of the interviews that they did either," said Melissa Allen, prosecuting attorney in the case.
The little girl spent three weeks at the Grossman Burn Center, but is said to be recovering well.