West Des Moines, IOWA – According to the police officials, both suspects, Teta Barley and Kuley Karlar, are now facing felony neglect charges.
The 3-year-old child is recovering from second degree burns in a hospital, authorities said.
West Des Moines Police Department officials did not give their relationship with the child nor many details about what happened.
Both suspects were reportedly caring for the child when he suffered burns on his genital area, butt, thighs and feet.
This incident remains under investigation.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.