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South Carolina woman arrested after allegedly pouring water on sleeping baby, posting video

Posted: 9:06 AM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-31 10:27:08-05

A South Carolina mother was arrested after allegedly posting a video showing her pouring water over her sleeping baby.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says Caitlin Alyse Hardy was arrested after allegedly pouring water on her 9-month-old baby.

The child reportedly woke up coughing after having the water poured on her for the second time.

Officials say Hardy recorded the video and posted it to her Facebook page.

Several media outlets report that Hardy did it as payback for being woken up at night.

Hardy was arrested on a charge of cruelty to children causing “ill treatment, unnecessary pain or deprivation of necessary sustenance”.