A 24-year-old Westminster man has been sentenced to 25 years and eight months in state prison for placing an 11-month-old relative in a bathtub filled with scalding water, leaving the child severely burned and disfigured, officials announced Monday.
Alfred Alexander Hollimon was found guilty in March of two felony counts of child abuse, one felony count of mayhem, and a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
He was sentenced Friday.
At trial, prosecutors said that on Jan. 26, 2013, Hollimon filled a bathtub with water that reached a temperature of over 120 degrees.
He woke the little girl from her nap, removed her clothing and dipped the lower half of her body in the hot water, according to the release.
Hollimon then took the child out of the bathtub and began peeling off pieces of her blistered skin, which he disposed of in a kitchen trash can, the release stated.
His mother was in a nearby room and called 911.
The child suffered third degree burns to her legs, feet, and buttocks including blistering on both of her legs and vaginal area, prosecutors said.
Further tests revealed the little girl also suffered fractures in her skull, spine, ribs, and an arm, the release stated.
The burns left the girl permanently scarred.
She will have to undergo regular surgeries and skin graft operations until her body stops growing, the release stated.
The child, identified only as Jane Doe, was in the process of being adopted.