ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The family of a man accused of causing burns to an 18-month-old baby's arms asked a judge for leniency.
Jessiel Hernandez-Campo faced a judge Saturday on child abuse charges.
According to a criminal complaint, during the time Hernandez-Campo was watching his girlfriend's children last Friday, the toddler was severely burned by hot water.
The mother came home and rushed the girl to UNM Hospital.
Hernandez-Campo told police the baby crawled into the tub herself and turned on the hot water.
Medical experts say the story did not match the burns.
Hernandez-Campo then told police he was angry at a neighbor and upset the girl was covered in ice cream, so he washed her hands in really hot water.
He faced a judge Saturday along with his family, saying this was all an accident.
"My son is a good boy. He's a good person and he's been taking care of this girl for some months," his mother said.
The judge told the family the allegations are very serious and he was going to keep his bond at $100,000.
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