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Mother Arrested For Second- Degree Cruely to a Juvenile After Son Receives Second and Third Degree Burns

Duson Police arrested 27-year-old Samantha Doucet of Duson on charges of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.

Posted: Apr 7, 2021 8:14 AM
Updated: Apr 7, 2021 8:59 AM

Duson Police arrested 27-year-old Samantha Doucet of Duson on charges of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.  An investigation revealed that on Thursday, April 1, 2021, Doucet allowed her 8-year-old son to light a bonfire unattended in the 300 block of S. A Street in Duson . The mother learned of the injuries on April 1, 2021, but failed to seek medical attention. After four days of intense pain, a relative intervened and brought the child to a medical facility where the injuries were diagnosed as second and third-degree burns to the face, hands, and legs. Family members notified police on Tuesday, and Samantha Doucet was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Duson Police are working with the Division of Child and Family Services in this case, and charges are being forwarded to the 15th Judicial District Attorney

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