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Rocky Mount man arrested for putting toddler in scalding hot water

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A Rocky Mount man is arrested for putting a toddler inside a bathtub filled with scalding hot water.

Shaquille Hancock, 19, is charged with child endangerment and felony injury to a child.

Rocky Mount Police investigator Jason Divers says Hancock is the child’s mother's boyfriend. He received reports that Hancock put the 2-year-old boy inside a bathtub with the water temperature reaching 149 degrees.

The child was in the hospital for 7 days being treated for second degree burns.

Police are still investigating whether the incident was intentional or an accident.

There is now a protective order against Hancock. He is not allowed near the child.

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