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Police: Adair woman poured hot candle wax on child

An Adair County woman has been charged with abusing a 3-year-old boy by pouring hot candle wax on his leg, state police said.

Eddie Foster called the Kentucky State Police post in Columbia at 3:15 a.m. Friday and said his girlfriend, Angelina D. Kinnett, had abused his son, according to a news release.

A trooper and a social worker investigated and found that someone had placed the boy, Jay D. Foster, in a bathtub and poured hot wax on his leg from the knee down, according to the release.

He was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville for treatment.

Police charged Kinnett, 26, with first-degree criminal abuse.

Police are still investigating but don't yet know the reason for the alleged attack, said Trooper Billy Gregory, spokesman for the Columbia KSP post.