Babysitter pleads guilty to burning kids - Philadelphia News

July 29, 2008 10:42:14 AM PDT
A 28-year-old Philadelphia has admitted repeatedly burning two young boys she was babysitting - with a lit cigarette, a lighter and in one case, an iron. Tina Johnson of the city's Frankford section pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of aggravated assault.

The boys, now 5 and 7, were in court and Johnson told them she was "sorry for what happened that night."

The younger boy was 3 when Johnson burned him with a clothes iron two or three times on his back, and once on his left wrist. He also was burned more than 20 times with a cigarette or lighter.

His brother was 5 when he was burned 11 times on his face, arms and legs with a cigarette lighter and lit cigarette.

Johnson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime.

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