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Man charged in Shelby abuse case

A 4-year-old girl from Shelbyville was hospitalized after her mother's boyfriend allegedly burned the bottom of her foot by forcibly holding it to a hot cooking stove.

The boyfriend, Juan Carlos Queriapa, 25, was arrested Monday morning and lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center, state police said. He is charged with first-degree assault.

The Shelby County Health Department reported the situation. While investigating, state police found other injuries.

The girl and her mother were not identified.

State police said additional charges are pending.

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