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Babysitter, 18, arrested for sleeping with 9-year-old boy

By Mason White 6:54 PM February 11, 2013
Tawny Hickman 

By: Debbie Gross
When a mother leaves her young son with a babysitter she expects the child to come back unharmed, but this was not the case for one 9-year-old boy.

A woman in Fort Pierce, Florida, left her young son in the care of an 18-year-old girl named Tawny Hickman. To the mother’s dismay, her son came home with hickey markes. The mother called police to report the incident.

The child’s mother called police after her son returned home in the morning with hickey marks on the neck and stomach, after spending the night at the Hickman residence.

According to reports, the child’s mother, allowed Hickman to care for her child at night, despite rumors in the neighborhood that “stuff was going on” between the 9-year-old boy and the 18-year-old girl.

According to police, the woman, told deputies that she did not believe the rumors because she knows the Hickman family and she assumed that her son was in good hands.

Well, moms beware: you never know with young boys as they can have a crush on any woman, including the teacher and babysitter. There have been many cases reported of teachers going to jail for having a relationships with young students.

In this case, the mother was wrong about trusting her neighbor since the boy returned the next day with hickeys.

When officers questioned Hickman, she said that the boy woke up in middle of the night and came into her bedroom. It was then that the boy and Hickman allegedly started sucking each other, causing the hickeys on the boy.

Hickman was booked into jail on charges of child abuse. She was released from jail on $4,500 bond.