• The child was with her father when she suffered the burns 
  • Doctors said the girl was severely dehydrated
  • The accused confessed to not seeking treatment for the child

An Indiana man and his girlfriend have been arrested after his 11-month-old baby suffered third-degree burns and an arm fracture.

Khauyl Hunter, 25, and his girlfriend Aisha Kinyanjui, 19, of Evansville have been charged with child neglect, reported Tristate Homepage.

Evansville police said officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of S. Kentucky Avenue for a medical emergency at around 3:30 p.m. Monday. The child's mother told the officers that the girlfriend of the father had burned her daughter, but she did not know if it was intentional or accidental.

The child was taken to the local St. Vincent Hospital. The doctors told the police that the child had third-degree burns on 15% of her body, which had been there for several days. She also had a left arm fracture "caused by trauma with force." The child was wearing a soiled diaper that had not been changed in days. The toddler was also "severely dehydrated," according to a medical examination.

The child was then transferred to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis as the "St. Vincent medical staff advised they were not equipped to treat burns this severe," the arrest affidavit said.

According to the child's mother, her daughter had been with Hunter before he contacted her Monday to inform her that his girlfriend burned the child during a bath. He added that the baby had not been eating for the last few days and asked her to come and pick the child up, reported Courier & Press.

She agreed to meet Hunter and Kinyanjui at the gas station in Evansville. That's when the mother saw the burn marks on the child. She was upset and tried to confront Hunter, but he fled in his girlfriend's car. The mother called 911 after noticing the burns while picking her daughter up.

Police took the couple soon into custody. Though they claimed the child had burn marks when they picked her up from the mother, they later admitted to lying about it. Kinyanjui then told police that Hunter had burned the child while giving her a bath.

Both admitted to not taking the child to the hospital as they did not have her birth certificate or Social Security number. Hunter reportedly said he was afraid "they would take her away from me," according to the affidavit.

Hunter and Kinyanjui were arrested and booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.

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