Albuquerque man accused of abusing girlfriend's child

Posted at: 03/23/2013 5:33 PM
Updated at: 03/25/2013 8:05 AM
By: Jeffery Gordon, KOB.com

A 23-year-old Albuquerque man is behind bars accused of abusing his girlfriend’s child.

Jessie Hernandez-Campos faced a judge Saturday on child abuse charges.

Court documents state he first told police the child burned itself with scalding hot water.

After doctors disagreed, Campos later told police he put the child’s hands under the hot water because he was mad at a neighbor and for the child making a mess with ice cream, according to court documents.

The child’s mother was reportedly at work at the time of the incident.