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Mother & Grandmother Arrested After Child Beating Video Goes Viral (NSFW)

Written by Team CocoaFab
Posted 04/09/14

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These women should be ashamed of themselves and should absolutely be charged for abuse!

Demitria Latrion Powell, 28, the boy’s mother, Uteas Michelle Taylor, 42, the boy’s grandmother, Stefon Tirrell Felton, 39, the camera man, all of Flint, Michigan, have been charged with 3rd degree child abuse, conspiracy to commit child abuse in the 3rd degree, and 3rd degree child abuse committed in the presence of another child.

This comes after a video of the beating was posted to Facebook, as seems to be a new disgusting social media trend.

The video shows the two women terrorizing the boy about him not being “gangster.” The verbal abuse is then followed by a quick, harsh slap in the face and the violence that follows is inexcusable.

The grandmother hit the boy about 50 times with a belt, while the camera man, after bragging about being in jail for 10 years, seemed to get a thrill out of filming the video. The clip was then posted to Facebook and viewed about 1,000 before it was removed.

The 11-year-old and an infant, who was unharmed in the video, have been placed in child protective custody.

“The adults in this case clearly went beyond what is a reasonable level of ‘parental discipline,’” said Prosecutor Leyton. “What the video in this case reveals is a group of adults whose actions were a criminal assault against a child and that behavior cannot be condoned nor allowed under the law,” he said.

Investigators are still looking into any other adults that may have witnessed the video being made, to file additional charges.

Watch the news clip to see more.