Georgia Teen Charged After Thrown-Baby Video Online

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Leesburg, GA. (AP) A south Georgia teenager is charged with child cruelty after an online video showed a young man launching a baby several feet across a room.

The video posted on YouTube shows the teenage boy putting a baby on one side of a large, inflatable pillow on the floor.

The boy then jumps on the pillow and the baby flies several feet across the room before landing on the floor and crying. Sheriffs say the teen's parents were supposed to be babysitting the child.

The 16-year-old Lee County boy was arrested Tuesday after a school teacher saw the video and called the sheriff's office. The boy's name was not released because of his age.

He's been charged with cruelty to children.

The video has since been removed from YouTube.

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