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Raleigh woman accused of intentionally burning her child

Posted March 21, 2012 5:11 p.m. EDT
Updated March 21, 2012 5:25 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh woman has been jailed on a felony child abuse charge after her 11-year-old child was burned.

An arrest warrant alleges that Yesenia Alvarez, 29, of 4359 Old Poole Road "did intentionally inflict seriously bodily injury" on the child, who suffered second-degree burns on the hands.

Investigators did not release further details about the child or the crime.

Alvarez, who is from Mexico, was in the Wake County jail Wednesday under a $25,000 bond as well as an immigration detainer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

She appeared in Wake County District Court Wednesday, where she told a judge she did not want to return to Mexico because she has been threatened by her husband.

Felony child abuse is punishable by up to 88 months in prison.