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5-year-old suffers extensive burns from lighter, mother arrested for neglect: Report

Posted at 12:26 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 12:26:52-04

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A mother in St. Petersburg is facing child neglect charges after her 5-year-old child suffered extensive burns from a lighter when left alone with other children, according to an arrest report.

Kashawna Bing, 29, is accused of leaving the 5-year-old alone with three other children all under the age of nine for an extended amount of time on Wednesday afternoon.

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An arrest report says Bing left the children alone to go get snacks and cigarettes.

While the children were alone, the 5-year-old suffered "extensive" burns to the right side of her chest and her right arm, the report says.

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The burns caused open wounds and blisters, according to the report.

Bing is being held on $10,000 bond.