Report: Man burns kids with cooking utensil | Crime
The Lexington County Sheriff's Department arrested a Lexington man they say intentionally burned two kids with a cooking utensil.
On Thursday, officers arrested 36-year-old Nimesh Patel on two charges of child abuse .
The report said on the evening of April 18, Patel abused two different children by heating up the handle of a metal cooking utensil and placing the heated utensil against their bare skin.
An arrest warrant alleges that the burns which were caused as a result of Patel’s abuse caused scarring and disfigurement to the victim’s skin. Patel told investigators that he burned the children as a form of discipline for poor behavior, the report stated.
Patel is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing scheduled for 3 p.m. on Friday, April 26.