Former Hermitage babysitter found guilty of child rape, abuse


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A former Hermitage babysitter was found guilty Thursday of child rape and abuse after she inserted a hairbrush into a child’s rectum in 2012.

Becky Burlison, 42, was found guilty one two counts of aggravated rape of a child and one count each of aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

She was arrested in April 2012 after the two-year-old boy she was babysitting suffered severe injuries after a hairbrush was inserted into his rectum.

The handle broke and became lodged inside the little boy’s body.

Burlison was a trusted family friend of the child’s parents.

She will be sentenced on July 10. She faces a minimum of 40 years in prison.

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