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A Florida mother has been arrested for child abuse after police say she was seen in a viral video slapping her 1-year-old daughter while swearing at her.
Tya Posley, 23, of Sanford, was booked into the Seminole County Jail Tuesday after a “disturbing” video circulated on Instagram of the young mother beating a baby.
In the brief clip, which was seen by The Post and appears to be no longer viewable, a woman, believed to be Posley, points and yells at her daughter:
“Your dad wants to post shit, right? He wants to post shit and not answer the fucking phone! I hate your c-!” she screams.
The suspect then punches the crying girl in what appears to be her face and her back, before the video cuts out.
According to the Sanford Police Department, officers became aware of the video Tuesday morning and were able to identify the child and adult on the recording, leading to a wellness check at the Windchase apartment complex.
“Through investigation, it was determined that Posley was the person depicted in the video hitting the baby,” police said.
When she was interviewed by police, Fox 35 reported that Posley allegedly denied hitting her daughter, but detectives said they were told the abuse had been going on for a year.
Arrested and Charged
Posley was arrested for felony cruelty to a child/abuse. Her daughter was removed from their custody by Child Protective Services.
“The video showing what this helpless baby endured is both heartbreaking and infuriating,” said Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith. “Although social media often presents many challenges, today is a day I am grateful for as it brought quick relief and protection to this little boy.
“Thank you to the many citizens who viewed this video and alerted us immediately. You may very well have saved this baby’s life.
Posley was later released from jail after posting $2,000 bond.
A woman claiming to be Posley wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday that her daughter is now back with her and that she is looking to put her son up for adoption.