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Louisville mom accused of burning 12-year-old with fork

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Rebecca Devine (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Rebecca Devine (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville mother has been charged with criminal abuse after police say she used a fork to burn her 12-year-old's neck.

According to an arrest warrant, the events took place on Oct. 17. Police say 41-year-old Rebecca Devine took a fork that had been in a skillet of hot grease and placed it against the neck of her 12-year-old daughter.

The act caused a 4-inch burn, according to police.

The girl was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment, and a police report was filed.

Devine was charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or under, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. She was taken into custody on Saturday night, shortly after 9:00.

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