A 3-year-old child is recovering at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston after investigators say the boyfriend of child's mother intentionally burned the child with scalding water as a punishment for telling lies.
The child's mother, Mandy Milstead, and her boyfriend, Brad Mathew Barker, are both charged with injury to a child.
Child Protective Services reported to Brazoria County Sheriff's Office investigators that the incident took place at Milstead's home on FM 523 in Freeport on May 24.
The child was placed in the intensive care unit at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston, but Milstead had not taken the child to be treated for the injuries until Saturday.
Brazoria County deputies arrested Barker, 26, and Milstead and booked them into the Brazoria County jail. Barker is being held in jail on a $500,000 bond.