NJ Man Burned 6-Year-Old's Face With Lighter: Police

A 36-year-old New Jersey man has been accused of burning a 6-year-old with a lighter, authorities said. 

Kareem hayes, was arested on Nov. 29 on aggravated assault and child endagerment charges, according to police in Toms River.

Police allege that Hyce used a lighter to burn the face of the 6-year-old in his care. The child had second- and third-degree burns to his face, neck and ear.

Hayes is being held at the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. Attorney information for the man wasn't immediately available.

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