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Hemet teen faces charges for scalding girl

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

May 4, 2010 12:41:39 AM PDT
A 14-year-old boy is facing charges after police say he poured boiling water down the back of a 9-year-old girl last Thursday in Hemet. The girl was hospitalized with second-degree burns.Police say she and two friends went to buy candy from an adult neighbor. Two teens at the apartment said they were out of candy. The girl then apparently got a bottle of water and threw it at the door as the boy opened it.

Police say the boy chased her outside with two 14-ounce tumbler cups of hot water that he poured down her back.