Orangeburg Couple Accused of Child Abuse

February 21, 2019, 10:57 am EST | Share:

ORANGEBURG, SC (WTAT-TV) – The Organgeburg Sheriff’s Department arrested Arthur Shingler, Jr., 50, and Tara Thompson, 40, charging them with unlawful conduct toward a child.

The couple did not seek medical help after their 16-month-old son was severely burned by an iron. Authorities say the child has both 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

A family member that is taking care of the little boy took him to a hospital after seeing his injuries. She stated that if there was no intention to harm that particular child, there is no reason not to take them to the hospital for treatment.

A judge set bail for $50-thousand for each parent. If they are convicted, the couple will face up to ten years in prison.