J'can woman held in T&T child-beating saga

October 23, 2015

The Trinidad police have arrested a Jamaican woman and her Trinidadian common-law husband after a video went viral of a toddler being viciously beaten by the latter in her presence.

According to www.tv6tnt.com, the male, 32, and the 21-year-old woman were held in connection with the abuse of the minor. The video was aired on Trinidadian television on Wednesday.

The two were held yesterday around 1:25 p.m. in a room on the second floor of an apartment building.

Police had the two-storey apartment building under surveillance. The officers raided the apartment after a male matching the description of one of the suspects was seen exiting a door.

Both suspects are in custody at the San Fernando Police Station for subsequent transfer to the Child Protection Unit of the Northern Division.

Meanwhile, the investigation was launched after a video circulating on social media showed a child being struck repeatedly by a man, who is attempting to get her to drink a white substance believed to have been milk. In one instance, the infant falls face-down on the floor after the man struck her on the back of her head. The man also pulls the child up by her hair.

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