TRINIDAD – Couple in viral child abuse video facing cruelty charges

PORT OF SPAIN –– A 32-year-old Trinidadian male and his 21-year-old common-law Jamaican born wife have been arrested and are facing cruelty charges under the new Children’s Act in connection with the abuse of an infant girl which was recorded and went viral on social media.

The suspects, who are not the child’s parents, were held yesterday afternoon in a room on the second floor of a two-storey apartment building in Vistabella, San Fernando.

Charges have been laid against the man and woman who are not the child’s parents.
Charges have been laid against the man and woman who are not the child’s parents.

Police said the suspects had been under surveillance after receiving a tip-off. The video, in which the young child was slapped repeatedly by a man as he fed her milk from a bottle, was circulated on social media and aired on local television earlier this week.

While not on camera, a woman who spoke with a Jamaican accent could be heard telling the child to drink the milk and saying “Yuh look for that” when she was being slapped.

In a statement issued after the 2 minute 12 second video went viral, the Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago condemned the actions of the man seen on camera.

It said while the Child Protection Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service was investigating the incident, it was working with the mother and the child to provide the necessary support, which includes medical treatment and counselling.

The authority appealed to parents and guardians to be vigilant in ensuring the safety of their children.

Source: (Caribbean 360)

8 Responses to TRINIDAD – Couple in viral child abuse video facing cruelty charges

  1. Dianne Barker
    Dianne Barker October 23, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    It is awful what these two have done to this child. The psychological damage inflicted on this child is beyond words. I really hope they are meted worst punishment than they have inflicted on this child. They are monsters.

  2. Tristan John
    Tristan John October 24, 2015 at 12:03 am

    They have a nice car

  3. Jamar Jones
    Jamar Jones October 24, 2015 at 12:16 am

    And no one locked up for the death of Nathan yet in Barbados smh!!!

  4. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett October 24, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Good they are caught. Wicked monsters.

  5. Sonia Lynch
    Sonia Lynch October 24, 2015 at 1:53 am

    Dem posing very pretty all d time ..I vex man

  6. Ormond Mayers October 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Hope they get loss away in prison and get the same inhumane treatment dished out to that child.They are nothing more than demons.

  7. janette reifer October 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    There is no moderation here. Put it in action. Place them on their backs and let the action begin. No pat on their backs. This happening to often to our children.


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