Police: Foster mom intentionally scalds baby with hot chocolate

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - A foster mom is facing criminal charges after police say she poured a hot chocolate on a baby.

Sister station WKYT reports Winchester Police were called out to McDonalds on Shoppers Village Plaza on Saturday.

Surveillance video showed Ashley Neal pouring the hot chocolate on the baby's head and then Neal tried to fall.

“This day and age, people do all sorts of things for all sorts of reasons, so we don’t know what the underlying reason was and why she wanted to harm the child, but it something we definitely needed to look into," said Winchester Police Captain James Hall.

Police say the baby had extensive burns and was taken to UK Hospital.

Neal was also caring for four other children. Those children were removed from her care and are staying with a family member.