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Lake Charles woman arrested for burning, imprisoning 8-year-old child


 Police arrested a Lake Charles woman after an 8-year-old child arrived at a local hospital with severe burns on both hands.

According to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, hospital workers reported an 8-year-old girl with severe burns on both her hands and numerous marks all over her body. When police arrived, the girl told police that Kerriana Javana Clofer had held her hands over the open flames of a gas stove after she ate a snack without permission.

The 8-year-old also told police that 26-year-old Clofer wouldn't let her eat for days, then fed her noodles with salt and pepper. She also said Clofer would handcuff and tie her arms and legs to a bed post while Clofer slept and went to work.

The 8-year-old girl also said that Clofer beat her with a belt and a metal clothes hanger.

Police arrested Clofer and charged her with second degree cruelty to a juvenile and false imprisonment. A judge set her bond at $700,000.

The child was taken to a hospital in Baton Rouge and is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unite according to police. Once released from the hospital, the child will be placed in state custody.

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