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Houston woman charged with child abuse after sending disturbing videos to relatives

April 18, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Houston woman charged with child abuse after sending disturbing videos to relatives

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A Houston-area woman stands accused of sending videos of herself perpetrating acts of child abuse against her 1-year-old son to family members because she became upset that the child’s father had a new girlfriend.

The footage shows 23-year-old Jamelle Peterkin of Humble, Texas, placing a plastic bag over the head of her 1-year-old son.

Peterkin had made 64 videos of the abuse and sent the footage to relatives.

The woman appeared in court on Monday where she was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and released on a 15,000 bail package.

Peterkin’s mug shot above. She allegedly made 64 videos of the boy

In an interview with KTRK, the boy’s aunt, Ra’Neicha Broadnax said she had received the videos and pictures in recent days, which also shows Peterkin placing a plastic bag in the boy’s mouth, slapping the child, and burning his hand with a lighter.

Broadnax indicated Peterkin became infuriated after learning the father had started dating another woman.

The videos were accompanied by text which read: “Sad that he pressed to cheat after he just begged me to be his girlfriend. That’s okay. We can keep playing. Let’s see how bad y’all wanna be together.”

The videos and photos show the woman placing a plastic bag over her son’s head

“My brother is incarcerated. His new girlfriend was snooping through his phone and she saw he had her [Peterkin] on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ features, so she took it off,” said Broadnax.

“The phone vibrated for an hour straight. When she looked, there were over 300 messages from Peterkin and 64 videos,” she added.

Broadnax contacted authorities requesting a welfare check on her nephew.

Another video shows Peterkin burying her son’s hand with a lighter

Officers visited his daycare but saw no visible signs of child abuse.

However, after viewing the disturbing footage, the deputy constable decided to interview Peterkin before subsequently pressing charges, according to court records.

Police haven’t detailed the current condition of the child, and online records don’t list an attorney for Peterkin.

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