According to police, a woman accused of striking a baby has been arrested in Sanford, FL on Tuesday. Tya Posley, 23, was seen in a video posted to the internet the night before assaulting the baby, according to authorities.
Authorities were tipped off about the clip and took her into custody following a well-being check, according to Sanford police.
Child Protective Services took the infant away from Posley’s care. There has been no word on the extent of the baby’s injuries. Posley was charged with child abuse on one count.
“The video showing what this helpless infant endured is both gut-wrenching and infuriating,” Sanford police chief Cecil Smith said. “Though social media often brings about many challenges, today is a day I am grateful for it as it brought forth swift relief and protection for this young child.”