On April 10, Rickesha Burns, 21, of Phoenix, Arizona (pictured
above), pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual conduct with a minor
and child abuse after a vibrator she allegedly shoved into her 2-
year-old son’s rectum had to be surgically removed, reports
Burns called the police on March 24, 2013 and said that her toddler
was bleeding from his rectum and she believed that a Hispanic boy in
the park “did something” to him while she was “looking at a text
message for about 10 seconds,” according to a probable cause
document submitted in court and obtained by the New Times.
Read more of the horrifying details below:
Doctors discovered that he has numerous bruises around his anus, a
“hanger type” bruise on his hip, and yet another bruise on his neck.
Doctors also found an object lodged in his rectum, which appears to
be “a vibrator or some other sex toy.”
Police interviewed Burns, who still claimed that a teenage boy at a
park did it, even though she “believes it is her vibrator,” and
police found the boy’s blood on her shirt, according to court
Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes says there was zero evidence
that the boy was assaulted at the park.
It appeared as if the injuries around the toddler’s anus were from
his mother using the hanger to try to remove the vibrator, but he
eventually had to undergo surgery.
Burns was arrested and held without bond last month and pleaded not
guilty to sexual conduct with a minor and child abuse charges on
According to the Phoenix New Times, Burns was investigated for child
abuse in 2011 but no criminal charges were filed. She also told
police that she “worked hard to get her son back and would not do
anything like this to hurt her son.”
Burns told authorities that she was alone with her son that day
because his father was out of town.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 23.