LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – A 58-year-old man was arrested and is accused of burning a child with a hot knife at an Elizabethtown Motel on April 5.
Ramanbhai Patel is charged with criminal abuse in the first degree. He was arrested on April 17.
The Elizabethtown Police Department said a 5-year-old was burned with the hot knife by her grandfather after she told him she had urinated in her bed.
Patel then took a knife and heated it up on a stove burner and placed that knife on the child, according to police. The child received two quarter-sized burn marks.
The victim and another juvenile sibling have been placed in foster care by social services on an emergency custody order.