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.

According to Caribbean 360 News, Police said they had been conducting 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 a Trinidad television earlier this week.

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



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