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Plea deal reached in baby scalding case

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) --  A Weston man has pleaded no contest to severely burning a child.

Prosecutors charged 24-year-old Christopher Kolden with child abuse in 2015.

As part a plea bargain prosecutors dismissed other charges against Kolden.

He told investigators a boy he was watching over turned on the bathtub faucet and burned his face.

But, a child abuse expert testified then 16-month old boy's injuries were consistent with being "dipped" in hot water.

Kolden's sentencing is set for next month.

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