'Heartless' babysitter who 'seriously burned two toddlers by pouring boiling water on them' says he feels 'kinda sad'
A 24-YEAR-old man accused of seriously burning two toddlers by pouring boiling water on them said he feels “kinda sad” about what he did.
On Tuesday, Austin Woolsey, 24, of Utah, was arrested and charged with second-degree child abuse after intentionally burning two boys ages two and three because “he wanted to see what it would do.”
The boys were reportedly hospitalized for second-degree burns on October 1.
Hurricane Police Officer told Ken Thompson told St. George News that their investigation into Woolsey began on Oct. 2 – a day after the 24-year-old babysat the toddlers.
An unnamed individual saw photos of the toddlers’ suspicious burns and altered authorities.
According to the outlet, the two-year-old had a burn on the side of his body – which began above his diaper line.
The three-year-old reportedly suffered burns to the left side of his forehead and neck.
The outlet reported that police noted that the burns appeared to have been caused by a hot liquid.
Police also noticed that the burns on the two-year-old's upper chest appeared to break in a straight line.
Woolsey reportedly told cops that he was walking with hot chocolate and fell, which caused him to spill the hot liquid on the boys.
However, police determined the 24-year-olds story was not consistent with the toddler’s injuries.
According to police records, Woolsey eventually confessed to deliberately pouring hot water on the children because “he wanted to see what it would do.”
He reportedly poured the boiling liquid on the toddlers several times.
He allegedly told police that he knew what he did was wrong and that he “learned his lesson.”
The 24-year-old also added that he feels “kinda sad” about what he did.
Woolsey’s relationship to the boys has not been determined and it is unclear as to what led up to the incident.
Woolsey has been charged with second-degree child abuse and was released from custody on Wednesday.
He’s due back in court on December 28.
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