A man was arrested after he abused a toddler who was left in his care.
27-year-old Thomas Matheson of New Port Richey, Florida, was arrested after he allegedly twisted and pulled the nipples of the 2-year-old child, whom he was babysitting.
Matheson cared for the child while the 2-year-old’s mother was at work.
According to the arrest affidavit, Matheson twisted and pulled the boy's nipples so hard "the nipples came off." However, Matheson did not seek medical attention for the child.
Later that day, the boy's grandmother noticed injuries and called police. She took the boy to the hospital where he was treated. At the hospital, doctors determined that his nipple was unlikely to grow back.
Matheson has admitted to "playing rough" with the child, but claims he did not know that the child had been injured.
Matheson was booked into jail on charges of child abuse and is currently being held without bail.