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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (NBC 2) – A Florida woman is facing charges of child abuse after she allegedly branded her two young children.

Authorities say 23-year-old Kayla Oxenham used a lighter to heat a stick to intentionally burn her children.

According to NBC 2, Oxenham says she branded the children so “she would know they were hers.”

The 5-year-old and 7-year-old told police their mom told them they would get ice cream after they were burned.

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