Nimesh Patel (Image: Lexington County Detention Center)
Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County deputies arrested a man they say burned two children with a hot piece of metal.
Officers charged 36-year-old Nimesh Patel with two counts of child abuse.
According to an arrest warrant, on April 18th Patel heated up the handle of a metal cooking utensil. Deputies say he then placed the utensil on the bare skin of the children.
Officers say the children were left with scars and disfigurement.
Investigators say Patel told them he burned the children as a form of discipline for poor behavior.