A woman from Douglas County is facing charges of child abuse after investigators found burns on a child in her care.
Prosecutors have charged 27-year-old Amanda Terbrock of Linn Creek with abuse or neglect of a child, endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of failure to secure a child in a car seat.
According to investigators, a child in the care of Terbrock fell into a wood stove and suffered burns, but didn’t take the child to a doctor to be treated.
She later admitted this to investigators, saying she didn’t want to have medical bills.
Police say the child’s burns were “severe”.
The child has since been transported to a burn unit in Columbia.