The Third Squad reports the Arrest of a Hempstead woman for Reckless Assault of a Child that occurred on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in Hempstead.
According to detectives, a 2-year-old male victim was left in the care of defendant Yenci Elizabeth Lopez, 19 years old. The defendant, who is a long-term day-care provider for the family, put the child into a scalding hot bath for several minutes and left him unattended despite his screams. She then left the residence without providing care for the injured victim, who suffered burns on approximately twenty percent of his body. The victim was transported to a local burn unit for treatment of second-degree burns. The defendant was taken into custody without incident.
Yenci Elizabeth Lopez is charged with Reckless Assault of a Child by a Child Day Care Provider, Assault 2nd degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She will be arraigned on Monday, January 6, 2020 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Lopez/3rd Squad 01/06/20