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PD: Child suffers severe burns after being left alone in bathtub

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Elizabeth Mendez-Marchany told police she left a 20-month-old child alone in a bath tub, which led to serious injuries. (New London Police Department) Elizabeth Mendez-Marchany told police she left a 20-month-old child alone in a bath tub, which led to serious injuries. (New London Police Department)
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

A New London woman is accused of leaving her 20-month-old child alone in the bathtub last month, which resulted in the child being seriously injured and burned.

Elizabeth Mendez-Marchany, 39, was charged with third-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and providing police with a false statement.

Her arrest comes after police were called to her home on Bristol Street on Sept. 20 after a report of a child that was having difficulty breathing.  

Upon arrival, firefighters located a 20-month-old child with “severe burns,” police said.

Following a “lengthy police investigation,” Mendez-Marchany admitted the child was unattended with the water running in the bathtub.

Police said the child suffered “serious physical injuries” after “prolonged exposure to the hot water.”  

Mendez-Marchany, who has no previous arrests, is being held on $150,000 bond.

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