Toddler's feet, legs severely burned; Mother arrested

(WMC-TV) – A mother is under arrest after the legs and feet of a 3-year-old boy were severely burned.

When officers responded to a call at the 2100 block of Pendleton Street, they found the boy with severe burns on his legs and feet.

The toddler was taken to LeBonheur Children's Hospital where surgery was required for his injuries.

The hospital told investigators the burns are suspicious and appear to have been caused by immersion.

The little boy's brother said that his mother, Sarita Alston, put the child in the bathtub.

Alston gave conflicting statements to investigators about how the burns came to be.

She is charged with aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

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