Amber Lapish-Rosado was sentenced to a year of interim probation after she was found guilty of burning her five-year-old son with cigarettes, according to the court clerk.
Lapish-Rosado faced up to seven years in state prison for assault in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child after twice burning her son’s forehead with cigarettes between Nov. 22-24, 2018.
Witnesses, including family members, Child Protective Services, and officials from the Bath School District, testified during the three-day bench trial.
“A lot in this case rested with the testimony of the child victim – he demonstrated real bravery, honesty, and credibility on the stand, all while facing his mother in the Courtroom, for him most of all I am happy we have justice,” said District Attorney Brooks Baker.
Lapish-Rosado admitted to “daily drug use” during the trial and claimed the marks on her son’s forehead were pimples, according to District Attorney Brooks Baker.