Woman booked for burning 5-year-old son with cigarettes
OPELOUSAS - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after her 5-year-old son was treated for burns to his hand and torso that appeared to have been caused by a cigarette.
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says the child's mother, identified as 26-year-old Jessica Deville, was booked with cruelty to a juvenile Saturday and released on $3,500 bond. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.
The sheriff's office, in a statement Tuesday, said the child is recovering and living with his father.
It was unclear whether Deville has an attorney.
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