Mother arrested for cruelty to a juvenile

By KPLC Staff

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles mother has been arrested for allegedly harming one of her children.

Last month the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a call about a 2 year old who was brought to a local hospital by his mother with burns on 40 percent of his body.  He was airlifted to a Baton Rouge hospital.

When detectives spoke to the mother, 21 year old Yessenia Rougeaux, she confirmed she was responsible for the injuries...caused by extremely hot water in the bath tub.

She was arrested on Wednesday September 16th, and charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile. Her bond is set at $5,000.

The 2 year old has been released from the hospital.

All six of Rougeaux's children, ages 2 months to 3 years, have been placed in state custody.

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