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Mom arrested after posting video of her pouring water on sleeping infant

PHOTO-Sumter County Sheriff

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office has arrested a South Carolina mother who allegedly poured a bottle of water over her 9-month-old baby while sleeping.

The agency says 33-year-old Caitlyn Alyse Hardy was arrested on Wednesday after she posted a video of the act on social media. Concerned citizens contacted police, launching the investigation.

According to the warrant, Hardy poured the bottle of water on her infant child twice. The little girl woke up coughing after the second time. Hardy posted the video on her Facebook page, leading to the arrest.

WARNING: BELOW VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING


The video was posted on the page Where is baby Kate?, leading to multiple reports to police.

Hardy has been charged with cruelty to children and was held on $1,500 bond.

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