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Babysitter cuts toddler and covers up the marks with makeup

By Mason White 5:32 PM June 30, 2015
Erica Smith 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after she hurt a child while babysitting her.

Police in Michigan, have arrested the woman who allegedly abused the 1-year-old child and then covered her in makeup in an attempt to hide the wounds.

Erica Smith was arrested and charged with third-degree child abuse.

Police were alerted to the abuse by the child’s mother Bree Rothman, after Smith babysat her daughters.

Rothman said that she left 1-year-old Amiyah and her twin daughters, Aaliyah and Aliveah, at Smith’s house. The two women were friends for 5 years.

The twin sisters were unharmed.

After picking up her children from Smith, Rothman noticed that Amiyah was covered in makeup.

Smith gave her daughter a bath when she got home and realized that the girl was covered with claw marks and cuts all over her body.

Belding police and child protective services investigated the abuse, and Smith was subsequently arrested.

She was charged with knowingly or willfully causing harm to a child.

If convicted, Smith faces up to two years in prison.