Facebook video purporting to show baby abuse prompts San Diego police investigation

Posted at 12:07 PM, Nov 30, 2017

UPDATE -- Police say the mother and the child have been located as police continue their investigation into the incident.

According to police, the mother, later identified as Jowi Victoria Morales, 18, and baby were found around 1:15 p.m. 

Morales was taken into the custody on outstanding domestic violence charges. 

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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A Facebook video that shows an act of child abuse has sparked outrage online.

10News received multiple tips regarding the video, which was posted at about 11:35 p.m. Wednesday on a San Diego woman's Facebook page.

In the post, a video clip shows a person's hand striking a baby's head three times, leading to the child crying. The post also includes two images showing a child holding a knife.

Shortly after the video was posted, police said they received multiple calls from people concerned about the post and the suicidal threats made by the child's mother.

Police have since located both the mother and the child and are currently investigating. 

The video has garnered over 25,000 views since it was posted.

San Diego police did not immediately provide 10News with the identity of the mother and child.