Manatee County woman charged with aggravated child abuse after burning son for urinating in bed

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 18:23:15-04

Deputies charged a Manatee County woman with aggravated child abuse Wednesday afternoon after learning she burned her son with a hot iron. 

Her 3-year-old son made comments to a daycare worker Tuesday that his mother, Derby Sanon, had burned him.

Daycare workers noticed the victim had a fresh blister on the bottom of his right foot and reported it to the sheriff's office. 

Sanon told told police that she touched the bottom of her son's foot with a hot iron as a form of punishment after he urinated in his bed overnight. She claimed she did not know it would cause a blister. 

Child Protection Investigators continue to work the case.

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