UPDATE: Police contact mother in second 'child beating' video

Monday, November 20, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police have confirmed that they are now in contact with a Westmoreland mother who was seen in a widely circulated video mercilessly flogging a child.

The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) a short while ago reported that the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is investigating matter.

The CCU disclosed that the cell phone used to record the video has been seized by the police.

This update comes on the heels of an appeal by the police last night for the woman to turn herself in.

In the video, which has drawn the consternation of many, the woman is seen flogging the child with what appears to be a belt, then resorting to slapping the child's face as she mutters directives to the screaming child.

“Wah mi tell yuh seh? Lef outta company lef outta company. A day time mi send you go school fi do yuh work; work mi send yuh go a school fi do. Mi will kill you. Yuh hear wah mi seh? Stop play wid him,” the enraged mother declares.


Having thrown the child to the ground, the woman continues her assault, saying: “Yuh naah go mek dem shoot mi...Next time a di buckle mi a use,” she added, while hitting the child repeatedly in her face in the 10-minute long video.

This is the second video to have gone viral since the start of the year in which a parent is seen beating a child.




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