As reported by WKRG News, Foley mother, Maria Cortes, 26, has been taken into custody after police allege she tortured her 6-year-old son by holding a hot spoon to his lips.
According to reports, Cortes was attempting to discipline her child Friday, Sept. 8th, when she placed a spoon on the eye of her stove. After it was sufficiently hot, she then pressed it to the lips of her child, causing 3rd-degree burns.
School officials noticed the burns on the following Monday, prompting them to notify local police. Cortes, a mother of four, was subsequently arrested and placed in Baldwin County Jail. She is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.
Her charges include torture and willful abuse of a child.