Man charged with burning toddler with hot water

Christopher Caldwell

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN ) — A man is in jail accused of burning a child with hot water because he soiled himself, according to an affidavit.

In December, Christopher Caldwell, 25, told Georgetown police he was putting his girlfriend’s 2-year-old boy in the bathtub after he urinated on himself. Caldwell said the water in the tub was cold so he turned on the hot water, which then caused the child to have a seizure. At the time, both the child’s mom and Caldwell told police the child had some sort of seizure in the bathtub.

When the child was taken to the hospital, doctors determined the child did not have a seizure but they did notice first-degree immersion burns near the lower part of his body.

In the affidavit, the toddler’s sibling told investigators his little brother had received an “ass whoopen” from Caldwell after he peed on himself. He also said Caldwell assaulted his brother before he put him in the hot water.

Caldwell was arrested on Jan. 23 for injury to a child and is currently in the Williamson County Jail with a $25,000 bond. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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