FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police have arrested a woman who is accused of burning a child with an iron as a form of discipline.
39-year-old Mirlene Deques is charged with aggravated child abuse.
Lee County Deputies and investigators with DCF responded to Littleton Elementary School Tuesday after learning a child had a second degree burn on her arm.
The child told the teacher she was burned with the iron as punishment.
The child was then treated at the hospital.
Cape Coral Police arrested Mirlene Deques shortly after Child Protective Services determined she burned the child on purpose.