A Georgia woman, who allegedly wanted to gain the attention of the father of her 5-month-old by dunking the infant headfirst in a tub of water, is now in jail.
Laquanda Lenea Mosley, 27, has been charged with aggravated assault with intent to murder, terroristic threats, and first-degree cruelty to children after police said she took a video of her dunking the baby and sent it as a Facebook message to the baby's father.
"It's tough to watch," Griffin Police Capt. Chris Wilson said of the disturbing video, according to WAGA-TV, a Fox station in Atlanta.
After seeing the video, the baby's father, Kevin Banks, contacted the Griffin Police Department to request a welfare check on his baby daughter and then posted it to social media.
"My heart dropped in my stomach and I ... I'm grown, I'm not a crybaby, I immediately start crying and bust into tears because this is my daughter," he told WAGA-TV of watching the video.
Police said Mosely had taken the video after Banks, who lives out of state, allegedly refused to give her money, the station reports.
When they arrived at the scene, police said Mosely was at home with her three children and told them she knew why they had come, a press release from the department states.
The baby was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated by medical staff but has since been released. The infant and the two other children who lived at the home have now been taken into custody of the Department of Family and Children's Services. Police said they don't believe the other children were at home at the time of the alleged incident.
"Through our initial investigation and talking to her, I will say she did it early in the morning which would have put the kids at school, the youngest kids at school, so, yeah the young kids would not have been there. I believe they're in pre-K and kindergarten age," Wilson told WAGA-TV.
Mosely is currently being held at the Spalding County Jail without bond, according to jail records.
[Photo: Spalding County Sheriff's Office]
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