A Ukrainian woman in Southern Florida is facing felony charges after she was reportedly caught on a neighbor’s Ring doorbell cam as she allegedly abused her 3-year-old son.
On the evening of October 31, a 29-year-old woman who lives in Sunny Isles Beach with her youngster after moving to the United States recently to get away from the war in Ukraine allegedly became angry at the boy when they were in the hallway of their condo building.
According to reports, the woman hit the child and allegedly injured him. One of the neighbors became aware of the alleged abuse, and she notified the authorities. Her Ring doorbell cam also reportedly recorded video that appeared to show the mother being physically aggressive with her son.
Police went to the location, and the neighbor handed over the Ring videos. When they reviewed the footage, they said they could clearly see the woman lift the boy and throw him on the ground. When he was on the ground, they said it looked like she kicked him.
When the child’s body was inspected, the authorities reported that he had bruises and marks all over him. They believed they were obtained by his mother beating him.
The woman was taken into custody and booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Facility. She is facing two felony counts of child abuse, and she was held on a $5,000 bond.
She posted bond the following day, and she is not allowed to have any contact with her son. In addition to the police, the Department of Children and Families is investigating the claims.
The woman said she did not want to talk about the situation until she has an attorney.
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