Trinidad: Woman Arrested After Being Caught In Video Kicking Child

(TT GUARIDAN) – Police are investigating a video in which a woman is seen kicking an infant to the ground at a property in Central Trinidad.

Guardian Media understands that a close female relative of the child has also been arrested and the child, who was injured in the incident, was taken for medical treatment.

Officers from the Child Protection Unit detained the woman after gathering information on the video, which was shared on social media.

It’s unclear what the child’s age was but in the one minute and 30-second video, the woman is seen screaming at the child to get up, before picking him up and then kicking him to the ground.

The child stayed curled up on the floor after the woman kicked him to the ground and at that point, the person apparently recording the incident challenged her.

Contacted last night, head of TTPS’ Special Victims’ Depart, Supt Claire Guy-Alleyne, confirmed the woman was in custody and the child was safe.

“I instructed my team to arrest…she’s arrested,” Guy-Alleyne said.

She added that the Children’s Authority had also been contacted and would be part of the process going forward.