Holly Hill, FL (January 10, 2019) – A father from Florida allegedly burned his 4-year-old son with a lighter to “teach him a lesson” because he had been trying to show him the dangers of fire. Now, 26-year-old Jesse Colaw has been charged with aggravated battery on a child.

The arrest happened on Tuesday of this week after the child showed up to preschool on Monday with a fresh burn injury on his wrist. He told the staff at the school that his father had burned him.

The boy’s mother confirmed that she and her husband noticed that there was a burn mark on the child’s bedroom door and told him that there were many dangers that stemmed from playing with fire. The mother left the room for a few moments to tend to another one of her children.  After a minute or two, the mother heard the boy screaming and crying.  She ran back to the room to learn to Colaw decided to burn the boy with a torch-style lighter to teach him a lesson.

At this time, Colaw remains in jail until his hearing.

Holly Hill Aggravated Battery Laws

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