By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Police: Woman in Lancaster in prison on $750,00 bail for burns “administered” to 2 year old

Police: Woman in Lancaster in prison on $750,00 bail for burns “administered” to 2 year old

Lancaster, PA

On January 17, 2019 at around 4PM, multiple officers from Lancaster Police were dispatched to an address on the 1st block of North Lime Street regarding a report of a child with burns on her skin.  Police say they determined that the victim, a 2 year old female, received second and third degree burns to her face, chest, back, genitals and thighs.  She was transferred to Lehigh Valley Burn Center where she received skin grafts and continues to recover. 

Lancaster Bureau of Police Detective Ryan Hockley took the lead on the investigation. Police say they found that the child had been in the care of Kamika Bowman at the time the burns were administered to the victim. Bowman is not a parent to the victim.

Detective Hockley conducted numerous follow up investigations and interviews. After consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, charges were filed against Bowman and a warrant was obtained for her arrest authorities say.

Bowman was charged with (2) counts Aggravated Assault (F1), (1) count Aggravated Assault – Victim Less Than 6 and Defendant 18 or older (F2), Concealment Of Whereabouts Of Child (F3), Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense (F1), Criminal Conspiracy – Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense (F1)

On Friday February 1, 2019 Bowman was located at her home on the 200 block of East Ross Street and taken into custody. Bowman was processed on the complaint and held for arraignment. She was later committed to Lancaster County Prison where she remains in lieu of $750,000 bail. 

As part of Detective Hockley’s investigation says he he found that Bowman’s sister, Felicia Lozano and their mother, Kamia Hunter knew about the burns to the victim. Earlier on January 17, 2019 Hunter and Lozano took the victim out with them while they were shopping and concealed the injuries to the victim by covering her head and body with a blanket.

Detective Hockley filed Criminal Complaints against Lozano and Hunter, charging both with Endangering the Welfare of a Child (F1) and Criminal Conspiracy- Endangering the Welfare of a Child (F1). Warrants were issued for Lozano and Hunter.

Their warrants have not been served as of the time of this time.


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