A 24-year-old Bensalem mother of six children was arrested today and charged with neglecting and abusing her 3-year-old daughter, severely burning her hand in one incident, police said.
Andrea Amaya, of 3131 Knights Road, was jailed on $200,000 bail following her initial appearance, police said.
Police said she became the focus of an investigation on Nov. 3 when her daughter was hospitalized at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia a third-degree burn to her right hand and bruising throughout her body.
A further examination determined that the child was "severely abused, neglected, and malnourished," Bensalem Police said in a statement.
The girl is now "thriving" with a foster family after treatment of her injuries, including skin grafts for her burned hand, police said.
Police said Amaya's five other children also have been placed in foster care.