A Bensalem mother of six was charged Friday with neglecting and abusing her 3-year-old daughter, police said.
Andrea Amaya, 24, of Knights Road, was being held at the Bucks County prison after failing to post $200,000 bail, police said. She became the focus of an investigation Nov. 3, when her daughter was hospitalized at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children with a third-degree burn to her right hand and bruising throughout her body, police said.
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 had been placed in foster care.