PD: Mesa woman caught on video abusing 8-month-old boy, had two other 'concerning events'

Posted at 12:58 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 20:49:44-04

A Mesa woman is facing child abuse charges after she was caught on video abusing her 8-month-old son, according to court records.

Mesa police report that family members of 21-year-old Myracle Angelita Mejia contacted the Department of Child Safety and turned over a video showing Mejia slamming her son into a bassinet five times and then slapping him in the face.

Mejia allegedly admitted to police that she was indeed the person in the video abusing the child.

According to police, there were two other "concerning events" involving Mejia earlier this year, once on March 20 and the other on May 3.

Mejia has been charged with one count of child abuse.