CPFSA urges public to help locate toddler seen being abused in video Loop Jamaica

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The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is appealing to the public for assistance to locate a toddler who was seen being physically abused by a man in a viral video.

The disturbing video shows the man, wearing a grey sleeveless shirt, physically forcing the child to eat, causing the child to vomit.

In a statement on Wednesday, the CPFSA expressed horror and disgust at the brutal treatment of the child.

“Upon receiving this video we were horrified to see how this helpless child was being brutalised by an adult who was supposed to be providing care for them,” said the agency.

It added: “We are grossly disheartened at the thought of a child being forced to eat to the point of vomiting, and also being hit repeatedly, which is considered torture.”

According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CPFSA, Laurette Adams-Thomas, it was “truly heartrending to witness an adult who is supposed to be a protector of this child who is still in diapers, be so brutal in the handling of the child.”

The CPFSA is asking members of the public to share any information they have about the child or adult in the video.

Persons can call 211, send a text to 878-2882, email [email protected], or contact the police.

“If you know anything about this situation, it is imperative that you do your part to help us secure this child; their very life could depend on it,” the agency stated.