Dr. Avnish Jolly:The 16-year-old Lee County boy was arrested Tuesday after a school teacher saw the video and called the sheriff’s office. The boy’s name was not released because of his age.
Due to this Georgia teen is facing child cruelty charges after an online video showed a young man launching a baby several feet across a room using an inflatable pillow. Watch the video at 14WFIE.com http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=8588745
The video posted on YouTube shows the boy putting a baby on one side of a yellow pillow and then jumping on the pillow, sending the child flying several feet across the floor, where the baby lands and cries. The teen has been charged with a felony count of cruelty to children as well as a misdemeanor count of the same charge.
Col. Duane Sepp of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office told FOX News that the teen who filmed the baby launch with his cell phone is not facing charges at this time, the investigation is ongoing and This isn’t over. We’re still digging into it.
The video has since been removed from YouTube. The baby is out of danger, Sepp said.
"He really had no explanation — just thought it would be funny to put it on YouTube," Col. Sepp told FOX News. "It’s all about, I guess, that five seconds of glory or whatever, and it’s not understandable it has to happen at the cost of an 8-month-old child."
"This is going to be handled in juvenile court, although this has some detention time that can be placed on the juvenile offender," Col. Sepp said. "The judge, I’m sure, is going to take this very seriously, and when the tape is shown I don’t think it’s going to be as funny as what the offender originally thought it was."