Babysitter burns 3-year-old girl’s hand by placing it on hot stove because she refused to eat boiling foodBy Mason White 3:31 PM April 21, 2015
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A little girl was severely abused by her babysitter after she refused to eat boiling food, police in Connecticut said.
Danbury Police said that when the mother came home from work, she found burns on her daughter’s hands and dark bruises around her eye.
She immediately called a doctor and police.
Police officers who arrived at the scene, watched a video, which showed 31-year-old Lidia Quilligana beating and burning the 3-year-old girl.
Quilligana was the girl’s nanny for more than a year. Quilligana was arrested on a charge of first-degree assault, which carries a prison sentence of 20 years.
Her bail was set at $1 million. The child’s mother said that she installed a hidden camera after suspecting abuse.
Quilligana claimed that while making pancakes, the girl pushed a small chair to the kitchen stove and burned herself, and she got the black eye by striking herself on the stove knob covers when she fell.
However, the video showed a different story. Police said that Quilligana force fed of the child something that was too hot to eat, causing blisters in the mouth.
When the girl resisted, the babysitter took her to the stove and burned her hands.