Police: Greeneville mom who used meth poured boiling hot water on toddler

Ashley Randolph, 24, is charged with aggravated child abuse after police said she poured boiling hot water on her daughter while she took a bath on Sunday. (GCSO)

A Greeneville, Tennessee, woman made her first court appearance Monday after police said she scalded her 1-year-old daughter with boiling water while giving her a bath.

Ashley Dawn Randolph, 24, was arraigned in General Sessions Court and is charged with one count of aggravated child abuse, according to the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

An affidavit obtained by News 5 says Randolph admitted to taking methamphetamine prior to boiling the water for her child's bath on Sunday at her home located in the 1600 block of Fodder Stack Mountain Loop.

"(Randolph) stated that she could not get the water hot so she boiled a pot of hot water to in the tub," the report said.

The child received second-degree burns on her body and Randolph took the girl to a local hospital for treatment.

Randolph is being held on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to be back in court on April 2.

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