Tabatha Babineaux SLPSO photo

A Sunset man was arrested yesterday on charges of second degree cruelty of a juvenile after found that he seriously burned his 4-year-old daughter in a scalding hot bath.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office reported Joshua Babineaux was arrested after investigators determined from the girl's interview that she was placed in excessively heated water after she urinated on herself following a scolding from Babineaux. Babineaux's wife, Tabatha Babineaux, was arrested for charges of accessory after the fact to second degree cruelty of a juvenile for not contacting the child's mother until a day after the injuries occurred.

The juvenile is being treated at the Baton Rouge Burn Center for burns to her back, bottom and legs.