Police: Babysitter put crying infant’s feet in hot pan

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BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a babysitter is accused of putting an infant’s feet inside a hot pan because she was frustrated by the girl’s crying.

According to court documents, 36-year-old Ismelda Ramos Mendoza of Bladensburg was taken into custody Monday on child abuse charges.

Investigators say Mendoza was babysitting the 6-month-old when she became frustrated with the girl’s crying. Mendoza then placed the infant’s feet in a pan she was using to cook tortillas.

Mendoza told the infant’s mother she did not know what happened to the victim’s feet. Officials say the next day the mother called 911.

The infant was taken to the hospital, where she is being treated for second-degree burns.

It’s unclear if Mendoza has an attorney.

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