Parents accused of child neglect after two-year-old suffers second-degree burns to body

Posted at 2:24 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 15:24:11-04

TULSA -- Two parents were arrested Thursday after police said their two-year-old child suffered second-degree burns after taking a hot bath.

The burns happened after a nine-year-old sibling attempted to give the child a bath, but couldn't turn on cold water because the knob was jammed.

Officials said the child had severe second-degree burns to her face, neck, ears and chest. The child was taken to a Texas hospital after the incident. 

Court documents say that no one in the home woke up when the two-year-old child screamed after getting in the hot bath. 

The children alerted a neighbor to come and take a look at the two-year-old. Court documents said the children didn't want to wake their parents because they were scared the parents would get mad.

Court documents also said the mother, Britney Crawley, put a "blob" of medicine on the child's face after it had swollen up a few days after the burns.

Britney Crawley and Tommy Crawley were each arrested on one count of child neglect.

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