FULTON, NY – On April 6, Child Protective Services notified Fulton Police of report of an injury to a child.
A 2-year-old had reportedly suffered suspicious thermal burns on the hands and was hospitalized at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse.
Investigators learned that the child’s mother, Kayleana Sushereba, 22, of Leitch Street, Fulton, had reported to a relative that the child had accidentally burned itself while her boyfriend, Jeremy Wright, 32, also of Leitch Street, was pouring a hot bath.
Through the course of the investigation, however, it was discovered that Wright had allegedly caused the injury to the child by forcibly holding its hands in scalding hot water from the bathtub faucet as a form of discipline.
Further, both Sushereba and Wright allegedly failed to seek medical attention for the child for approximately 19 hours following the incident, which caused prolonged pain, infection and increased scarring.
The child suffered second degree burns as a result of the incident.
The child was treated and released from Golisano to the custody of a paternal relative.
On April 9, Wright was charged with the following offenses:
Assault 2nd degree (two counts) – class D felony
Criminal Possession of Weapon 4th degree – class A misdemeanor
Endangering Welfare of a Child – class A misdemeanor
Additionally, Sushereba was charged on April 14 with Endangering the Welfare of a Child (class A misdemeanor).
Wright was arraigned in Fulton City Court by the Hon. Judge Hawthorne and remanded to the Oswego Public Safety Center on $10,000 cash bail.
Sushereba was processed and released on an appearance ticket, returnable to Fulton City Court on April 23.