(News-Press.com) - A Port Charlotte woman was arrested on Monday for allegedly branding her two children.
Kayla R. Oxenham, 23, is accused of using a stick to burn her five and seven-year-old children in order to leave a mark that would identify them as her own.
According to the Charlotte County report, burning the children meant they would be allowed to have ice cream. She also told officers she "forgot how much she loved fire".
The abuse occurred in March and was first reported to the Florida Department of Children and Families who then referred the case to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office for further investigation.
The report states Oxenham also grabbed one of the children by the hair and slammed her head into the wall several times.
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has Oxenham's occupation listed as a medical assistant.
Oxenham is out on $15,000 bond.