Thursday, January 18, 2018

Update: Cops nab couple in toddler abuse video

Arrested: Couple behind viral video were held in Vistabella

Police have arrested the couple believed to be the ones seen in a viral video, savagely beating an infant girl.

They were held at Jarvis Street, Vistabella shortly before 2p.m. The arrest came after tip from a citizen who spotted the two at a house.

Thousands of people had taken to social media to comment and call for the arrest and prosecution of the couple.

The infant, who appeared to be about two years old, was slapped repeatedly by a bareback man as he fed her milk from a plastic bottle.

The man, who was seated on a couch, pulled the child's head backwards and threw the milk into her mouth. But when she refused, the man slapped her causing the child to fall over.

The ordeal was recorded by a womam who spoke in a Jamaican accent. The woman urged the child to drink the milk and was heard saying “yuh look for that”.

The video, which is two minutes, 12 seconds long, was shared multiple times on Facebook.

Police said the man and woman were identified and would be detained for questioning.

The woman is a Jamaican national, it was learned.

Investigators said the couple, who live in St Joseph, were seen leaving their home in a white Nissan B-15 car.

The couple is being questioned at the Marabella Police Station.