Sheriff Apple: 5-year-old Kenneth White was found dead

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Child abuse video posted to Facebook

***WARNING: Video contains graphic images***

MICHIGAN -- Two people are facing charges after video of an 11-year-old boy getting hit and whipped with a belt was posted on Facebook.

Prosecutors are seeking child abuse charges for some of those seen on the video and say even more arrests could be coming.

In the 6-minute video posted to the social networking site, the boy appears to be smacked in the face and hit with a belt more than 50 times. The video was shared more than 1,000 times before it was deleted.

At least three adults watch the lashings, saying on the video that the boy is being punished for having false information on his Facebook page. Authorities say that boy is now in protective custody.

 
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