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JAMAICA’S CHILD PROTECTION AGENCY, HAS LOCATED MOTHER SEEN IN VIDEO VIOLENTLY BEATING YOUNG CHILD!

A child who was violently beaten and abused.—–

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has confirmed the incident in which a mother was seen violently beating her child in the latest video to hit social media highlighting grave instances of child abuse in Jamaica.

In a statement issued this afternoon in response to the circulation of the video, Chief Executive Officer of the CPFSA, Rosalee Gage-Grey said investigations have confirmed that the video is authentic and that it occurred sometime in September.

Mrs Gage-Grey says a team from the agency, with support from the Police Cyber Crimes Unit, has located the woman and is currently pursuing further leads in the community where the mother and child live.

Freeze-frame from the actual video

Freeze-frame from the actual video

The location has not been disclosed.

In the meantime, the CEO of the newly created CPFSA is reminding parents and guardians that any form of hurt inflicted on a child is considered child abuse.

She is, therefore, encouraging parents and guardians to use alternatives to corporal punishment when disciplining their children.

Rosalee Gage-Grey

Rosalee Gage-Grey

“Beating children has long-term effects and this should never be practiced,” she advised in the statement.

There has been strong rebuke from the public to the mother seen in the video beating her young child and threatening to cut off her neck since it emerged on social media yesterday.

The police have since issued an appeal for the woman seen in the video beating the young child to turn herself in to the nearest police station.

‎This latest video comes on the heels of a similar one in October which showed a St Thomas mother violently beating her 12-year-old daughter with a machete.

The mother was subsequently arrested and charged and is now before the court.

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