Q: is there a case for an autism child got a target burn mark on his butt on the last day of summer daycare?.
parent find out at night when bath and brought him to hospital and file a report, this happen on last Friday. police is still claim on investigation but parent think that the department is not going to do much because the officer question if the child had sat on something hot and got burn or did the parent abuse him. the officer seem don't want to file the report for them. the child pan did not got any hole so they think is someone purposely pull him pan down and burn the mark. parent want to know if there is any help to hire an attorney. They want to find out who is the suspect and want to press charge that person for hurting their son, the victim live in warwick RI
A: Charges need to be pressed by the police and /or attorney general's office. A civil suit is possible if it can be shown that it happened at the daycare. Suggest the parents contact an attorney who provides free consultations.
A: The police and hospital are mandated reporters for suspicions of child abuse. They will make an investigation if the mandated reporters make a call to them. I am sorry this happened to your child. Sometimes, it is difficult to accept the outcome of the investigation.
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