Anna Elena Ochoa, a 26-year old mother of three in Arizona, has been arrested and charged with child abuse after admitting to police that she held her very young son over an electric stove top.
Authorities were alerted to aggressive behavior by Ochoa via an anonymous call to Child Protective Services on Thursday and arrived to find a badly burned two-year old boy.
According to Maricopa County sheriff's deputies, Ochoa admitted at the scene to growing frustrated with her son because he wet himself while she was getting ready for work and, in response, she removed his clothing and held him over a hot burner.
Ochoa said the boy never made contact with the burner.
But investigators say the boy has severe burns over his rear end, consistent with a burner, and other bruises on his lower back, along with blisters on his lips and fingers.
Ochoa reportedly told officers in her home that she wanted to "hurt him because I am fed up with him," and "I don't love him." She was arrested Friday and booked on one count of child abuse.
All three of Ochoa's children, meanwhile, ages one, two and four, are now in the care of Child Protective Services.