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Babysitter charged with causing severe burns to toddler's hands sentenced

Leah Grant Photo: KSTP/Beth McDonough
Leah Grant

Updated: July 18, 2019 04:21 PM

A Burnsville woman charged with causing severe burns to a toddler's hands was sentenced on Thursday.

Court documents show Anike Tatiaramika Jiles, 23, was sentenced to 17 years and 2 months in prison (206 months) and was ordered to pay $5,010.92 in restitution. Jiles was charged with first-degree assault, child endangerment and third-degree assault in connection to the Sept. 23, 2018 incident, but the child endangerment and third-degree assault charges were dismissed after she pleaded guilty to the first-degree assault charge.

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Burnsville police said they came to a home on Settler's Ridge Drive at about 10 p.m. and found Jiles holding the 21-month-old child, whose hands were severely burned. Jiles was a friend of the child's mother, who dropped the toddler off with Jiles before going to work.

A criminal complaint said a doctor at the Midwest Children's Resource Center reviewed the injuries and concluded "they were consistent with a dipping type injury, meaning the hands were submerged into hot liquid or water."

The child, pictured above, was in the burn unit at Regions Hospital for over a month and underwent several surgeries from the incident, including a skin graft.

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