No jail time for former Lake Charles woman in scalding case

No jail time for former Lake Charles woman in scalding case

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The former Lake Charles woman accused of severely abusing her 2-year-old foster child will not serve any time in prison.

Judge Ron Ware gave Lan Huyhl Le, who was found guilty of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile in May, a five-year suspended sentence and three years supervised probation. Le, who is now living in Florida, must pay a monthly supervision fee as well as a $500 fine.

Le, 29, was arrested in September 2011 after the young boy was admitted to a local hospital with severe burns.

According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the child sustained second- and third-degree burns to his legs and had bruises on his ears, face and under one arm.

She pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and one count of cruelty to a juvenile in December 2011.

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Photos of victim's injuries, provided by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, can be seen at http://ftpcontent4.worldnow.com/kplc/images/Severe-Burns.jpg.

KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will have more on later editions.

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