Woman Arrested for Child Neglect
SUSPECT: Ruby Lee Brown, 11/9/1947, B/F, 2310 East 11th Street, Tampa
CHARGES: Child neglect VICTIM: 7-year-old, B/M
DETAILS: Yesterday afternoon (9/11/14) Crime Stoppers received an anonymous tip with information about a child with burns at Tampa General Hospital. The caller indicated a crime had occurred. An officer was dispatched to the hospital and learned that on 9/6/14 the victim suffered serious burns after another child lit him on fire. The suspect, who was responsible for his care, did not take the child to the hospital. Five days after the burn, the child's school called to see why he had missed so many days. School employees responded to the residence and the child was taken to a hospital. DCF responded to the hospital and took custody of the victim, who will be hospitalized for an undetermined amount of time. The child has serious burns on his torso. The child was initially taken to another hospital yesterday and he was transferred to Tampa General in the afternoon.