Sacto 9-1-1
December 15, 2011
Sacramento man suspected of scalding 3-year-old boy for wetting his pants

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Police suspect that a man placed his girlfriend's small child in scalding water after the 3-year-old boy urinated in his pants.

Sacramento police arrested Kirk A. Douglas, 22, on Monday on suspicion of mayhem, torture with the intent to cause cruel or extreme pain and endangering the life of a child.

Police were summoned at 10:55 a.m. Monday after firefighters were first called to a home in the 4900 block of Mack Road. Police were told that a small boy was severely burned from the waist down.

Authorities suspect that Douglas placed the child in hot bath water as discipline for wetting his pants.

The child suffered third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body, police said. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.

PHOTO CAPTION: Kirk A. Douglas

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