Fredericksburg foster dad intentionally burned child, Spotsylvania County investigators say

A Fredericksburg man is facing criminal charges after police identified "patterned burns" on a foster child in his care.

Authorities said they began investigating on Aug. 23 when a staff member at a Spotsylvania County elementary school noticed burns on the child and told police and child protective services.

After a monthslong investigation, police charged 33-year-old Eric Woods with felony child abuse on Thursday.

Woods surrendered to police and was later released after posting bond.