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SC boy accused of throwing boiling water on another child

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — An 11-year-old boy has been charged with assault after police say he threw boiling water on another child in July, according to the Herald Online. 

The  victim told police that the incident happened behind a home when another child intentionally threw the boiling water on him as he was sitting in a small swimming pool behind the house, while they were playing.

The victim, also 11 years old, burned on almost a third of his body. He is recovering and expected to be OK.

The suspect told police that the victim said he wanted to know how boiling water feels.

The suspect was charged with felony first degree assault and battery. It is unclear when the defendant will appear in Family Court.

The Herald is not naming either the victim or the defendant because of their ages.

Source: Herald Online