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A Chicago woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for severely burning the feet of her 10-month-old infant son and neglecting to provide immediate or proper medical treatment for the child, according to the office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Damaira Roman, 27, plead guilty to one count of Aggravated Battery of a Child, a Class X Felony, in connection with the crime which occurred on April 5, 2008.

According to prosecutors, Roman immersed the feet of her 10-month-old son in scalding hot water in her apartment located in the block of 4900 N. Kedzie. Approximately two days later, Roman called the victim’s father to complain that the child would not stop crying and had a blister on his foot. When the victim’s father arrived at the apartment, he noticed severe blisters on the victim’s feet and took the infant to the hospital.

A subsequent investigation concluded that the child’s burns were caused from direct exposure to scalding hot water and that the child had not received medical attention for at least 24 hours after suffering the injuries.

Judge Lawrence Flood sentenced Roman to 12 years in prison for the crime.

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