Florida man burned another child after previous charges dropped, caregiver also arrested

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Terry L. May and Prescilla Williams

A Deltona man arrested on charges of burning a 3-year-old girl in 2018, has been arrested again after he poured boiling water on a different child — a 3-year-old boy.

Terry May, 47, was taken into custody Wednesday morning after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest last week.

The investigation began on Sept. 27, after the victim’s daycare instructors noticed a burn mark on the child’s back. The investigation revealed that May poured boiling water onto the child after the child accidentally urinated on the floor.

May’s previous child abuse charge in 2018, in DeLand, resulted in the charges being dropped due to a “lack of information.”

May is charged with Aggravated Child Abuse with Great Bodily Harm. He is being held on a  $250,000.

Additionally, Prescilla Williams, the primary caregiver for the 3-year-old boy, was arrested and charged with Child Neglect.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Williams didn’t seek medical treatment for the child’s injury and told detectives that the burn was from a trampoline injury.

Williams was arrested Tuesday evening and later released after posting $5,000 bail.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood designated May as the “SCUMBAG of the Week.”

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