MAGALIA, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — The parents of a 1-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of child abuse after the baby was hospitalized with severe burns in Magalia, sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.

The hospital in Magalia contacted authorities regarding a possible child abuse victim after the burned boy was brought into the emergency room on October 9, according to a statement from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

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The young victim is in stable condition and is expected to recover from his injuries, the statement said. He was transferred to a children’s hospital in Sacramento after receiving emergency treatment in Butte County.

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Detectives believe the boy was burned as a result of a spill after his parents left him and two other children at their home in the care of a juvenile babysitter on the night of October 8, officials said.

Investigators have evidence that despite being aware of the life-threatening injuries the victim sustained, the parents waited approximately 14 hours to take him to the hospital, according to the statement.

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Jennelle Laye, 39, and Jeremy Laye, 47, could each face a felony count of child abuse when they’re arraigned on Thursday. It wasn’t known Wednesday if they have an attorney who could speak on their behalf.