Police say a Lancaster woman caused second- and third-degree burns to a 2-year-old girl and her mother and sister tried to conceal the child’s injuries.
Kamika Bowman, 19, is charged with aggravated assault, concealing the whereabouts of a child, endangering the welfare of children, and related offenses.
Lancaster police said the girl, who is not Bowman’s daughter, had burns to her face, chest, back, genitals, and thighs when officers called to a home in the first block of North Line Street on January 17.
The child was transferred to Lehigh Valley Burn Center where she received skin grafts and continues to recover, police said in a news release.
The girl was in Bowman’s care at the time she was burned, police said. Investigators did not disclose her relationship to the girl or how the child was burned.
Bowman was arrested Friday and placed in Lancaster County Prison on $750,000 bail.
Police further allege that Bowman’s sister, Felicia Lozano, and their mother, Kamia Hunter, knew about and concealed the girl’s burns. They said earlier on January 17, Hunter and Lozano took the girl with them while they were shopping and covered her head and body with a blanket.
Police have warrants charging the two with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal conspiracy.