A Bracken County woman has pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree criminal abuse for scalding a 3-year-old boy she was babysitting in June 2006.
Angela Smithers scalded Kaiden Benedict, causing severe burns and permanent scarring to the toddler's privates, thighs and legs, said Kathryn Hendrickson, the Bracken County commonwealth's attorney.
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Smithers accepted a plea agreement Monday that recommends she serve 10 years in jail for the abuse and two additional years for being a persistent felony offender.
Formal sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18.