By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A Florida woman faces child abuse charges after hickey marks appeared on the neck of a 9-year-old boy she was supposed to be babysitting. Tawney Hickman, 18, was charged with child abuse and battery after the unidentified boy's mother called 911 a day after finding the marks on her son, according to the arrest report.
The mother told police she believed the boy was staying at Hickman's house in a 'babysitter type situation.' She'd heard rumors that 'stuff was going on' but didn't want to believe them, WPBF reported. The boy told police he'd gotten up in the middle of the night and gone to Hickman's room where he lay down with her.
He told police she bit him twice on the neck. Hickman told investigators the boy had bitten her twice on the abdomen, where investigators found similar hickey marks.
The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident. Hickman has been released from jail on $4,500 bond.