A North Platte woman has been arrested on a child abuse charge after she allegedly dumped a bowl of hot soup on a 12-year-old boy.
At around 5:00 p.m., on July 13, an officer from the North Platte Police Department responded to a residence in the 1100 block of East 5th after receiving a report of possible child abuse.
Police say 35-year-old Heather Kinney allegedly became angry at the boy for misbehaving and pushed several items off the table, including a bowl of hot soup.
According to Officer Rodney Brown, the hot soup landed on the boy, causing burns and blisters to his neck, shoulders and torso.
Brown said the officer met with Kinney, who had left the residence, and placed her under arrest.
She was processed and released at the Lincoln County Detention for felony child abuse.
The boy’s condition is unknown.