Teen Accused of Setting Child on Fire

April 24, 2012 Updated Apr 24, 2012 at 1:37 PM EDT

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Teen Accused of Setting Child on Fire

April 24, 2012 Updated Apr 24, 2012 at 1:37 PM EDT

According to the St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press, a 17-year-old Missouri boy has been charged with first-degree assault for allegedly pouring gas on a child and lighting the child on fire earlier this month.

The victim suffered burns on the face, arm, nose and throat, according to the News-Press story.

Read the St. Joseph News-Press story HERE.