Akron man accused of burning toddler with boiling water - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Akron man accused of burning toddler with boiling water

Delvon L. Melton.(Source: Akron Police) Delvon L. Melton.(Source: Akron Police)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Delvon L. Melton, 24, was arrested Wednesday, accused of pouring boiling water over the hands of a 2-year-old girl. 

The incident happened on Jan. 4. Melton took the toddler to Akron Children's Hospital around 2 p.m., saying she tripped in fell into boiling water. 

However, according to a police report, the second-degree burns on the back of the victim's hands were consistent with having hot water poured over them. Melton was supervising the girl at the time of the incident. 

Melton is charged with child endangerment. 

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