Day care worker accused of biting 5-year-old boy

Published On: Apr 15 2013 06:06:43 AM HST

A local day-care worker has been charged with assault for allegedly biting a 5-year-old boy to teach him not to bite others.           

Court records show 56-year-old Robin Mullins of Cincinnati was arrested Thursday. Police say a visible bite mark was left on the boy's arm in the suburban Cincinnati day care.

The bite did not break the skin, but left a visible mark.

"It was on his forearm right there, and you can clearly see the tooth marks in it," mother Jessica Schwab said. "I was stunned. I didn't know what to think about it. I didn't even know where to begin."

Police say the boy had been brought to the office of Andrew's Friends Pre-School & Day Care for biting another child.

"She said she did it to teach him a lesson, to teach him that biting hurts and biting is not a good idea," Schwab said.

Administrator Jody Meyer told WLWT News 5's Brian Hamrick that she saw what happened, but was too shocked to say anything.

"I was very shocked when I seen her mouth over the child's arm," she said.

Instead, she ran to get Schwab, who is a part-time worker at the day care.

"I said, 'Look at his arm and see how bad you bit him.' She looked at him and said, 'I didn't mean to bite you that hard, but it taught you a lesson, didn't it?'" Schwab said.

Administrator Terri Tarvin said Mullins had worked at the center since 2007 and had no previous problems. She has since been fired, Garvin said.

A telephone message was left at the home of Mullins, who was freed without bail.

"He keeps asking, 'Mommy, why did Miss Robin bite me?" Schwab said.


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