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NJ Man Accused Of Purposely Burning 6-Year-Old Child's Face With Lighter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A New Jersey man accused of using a lighter to intentionally burn a child's face has been charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Kareem Hayes, 36, of New Brunswick, was arrested on Nov. 29. An investigation by Toms River Police found that Hayes purposefully used a lighter to burn the face of a 6-year-old child he was watching at a home in Toms River, police said.

The child suffered second and third-degree burns to the face, neck and ear, police said.

Hayes is being held in the Ocean County Jail on $250,000 bail.


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