An Oklahoma man and woman are under investigation for child abuse after a viral Snapchat video showed the man allegedly pouring hot sauce down a toddler boy’s pants as a form of potty training.
News9 reports that authorities in Choctaw are currently investigating the parents after the video, entitled “potty training 101,” made its way to Facebook, getting shared more than 13,000 times. The video depicted a man who appeared to pour hot sauce down a little boy’s pants, before wiping something onto the child’s face.
Edmond, Oklahoma, resident Shana Honeycutt shared the video on Facebook after seeing it in a private group. She said the video “horrified” her.
“It needed to be public. It didn’t need to be left in a private Facebook group where no one did or said anything about it…..It’s abuse. You don’t potty train by pouring hot sauce down a baby’s pants and wiping it all over the face.”
The child’s mother, who apparently posted the video, spoke to News9, and while remaining anonymous, said the video isn’t as it seems.
“You can see that nothing went down his pants, and nothing was in his mouth. The video was played out to be something it wasn’t. My son, I would never put him in harm’s way.”
Honeycutt, however, said the video was so disturbing that she “literally started shaking and crying.”
Casey White with the Department of Human Services in Choctaw told FOX17 that they cannot specifically comment on the case, but Choctaw Police confirmed that they went to the parents’ home on Wednesday night with DHS. Authorities reported that the boy seemed safe.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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