Mother, boyfriend among those arrested after handicapped toddler was severely burned

Cleveland Police have arrested five people in connection with abusing a child.

It happened at W. 38th and Denison.  Police tell 19 Action News that the suspects arrested were abusing a handicapped toddler, burning her with a hot iron.

The child's mom and boyfriend were arrested, along with 3 other people.

The person who answered the door at the address where it happened said it was just an accident, but the child couldn't even walk.

The grandma of the child was horrified, she called for help when she saw the burns up and down the child's leg.  She said it appeared to have happened a day or more earlier, but no one had called 911 or taken the child to the hospital.

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