At 1:49 p.m. Thursday, Bakersfield police assisted employees of Child Protective Services with an investigation in the 400 block of White Lane.
Officers found a 5-year-old girl who was unattended in the residence. The girl had burn injuries on her body consistent with being placed in scalding water.
She was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.
A search of the residence turned up Ecstasy and marijuana, as well as a stolen gun.
James Alfred, 23, and Shyla Alfred, 23, both of Bakersfield, were arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse and multiple drug and weapons offenses.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the BPD at 327-7111 or Detective Don Cegielski at 326-3556.
- Bakersfield Police Department