Oklahoma mom arrested after allegedly burning infant's genitals

By Sheila Stogsdill - Tulsa World Modified: May 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm •  Published: May 3, 2012
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TAHLEQUAH — A 15-month-old boy is in state custody after his mother allegedly admitted to burning his genitals with a hair-straightening iron, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office.

Jodi Rock, 19, of Tahlequah, remains in the Cherokee County jail on $200,000 bail on a complaint of felony injury to a minor child.

Rock allegedly confessed to investigators she burned her son’s genitals with a flat iron hair straightener, according to a 3-page arrest affidavit. The toddler’s mother told investigators she was straightening her hair and that she touched her hand to the iron then she took and closed the iron’s clamps on the toddler’s genitals, the affidavit says.

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