Malynda Harrison (GCSO)

Ohio Woman Arrested For Allegedly Forcing Children Into Scalding Bath

Malynda Harrison (GCSO)
Malynda Harrison (GCSO)

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio – A 22-year-old woman was arrested on June 9, 2024, for allegedly forcing her two young children to stay in a scalding bath, causing severe burns and seizures in one child.

On June 6, Gallia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding a child having a seizure.

Upon arrival, they discovered a 5-year-old girl with significant burns on her body. The child was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators determined that Malynda Harrison, the children’s mother, had intentionally held the 5-year-old and her 4-year-old sibling in a bathtub filled with hot water, refusing to let them out.

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Harrison allegedly restrained the children and did not adjust the water temperature, resulting in second-degree burns and seizures for the 5-year-old and first and second-degree burns for the 4-year-old.

Harrison was arrested and charged with child endangerment.

She is currently being held in the Gallia County Jail. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be filed.

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