A Sanford woman was detained on Tuesday after police got tips about an Instagram post depicting her harming a tiny child, according to police.

Tya Posley, 23, was arrested when police arrived at his residence on Windridge Circle on Tuesday morning to investigate a report of probable child abuse.

When police officers visited at the woman’s home to conduct a well-being check on the youngster, they discovered no bruises.

The same officer received an email with the Instagram video attached minutes later.

The video shows Posley ranting and pointing at the one-year-old infant before hitting it across the face and back, according to her arrest report. The abuse has been going on for a year, according to the person who anonymously sent the video to authorities.

Posley was detained for child abuse without causing substantial bodily damage when police returned to her residence.

Posley denied hitting the youngster in an interview with detectives. Police were able to positively identify her as the individual seen and heard in the video after analyzing the Instagram post.

“The video showing what this helpless infant endured is both gut-wrenching and infuriating,” Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said in a statement. “Though social media often brings about many challenges, today is a day I am grateful for it, as it brought forth swift relief and protection for this young child.”

Smith went on to suggest that the public’s reporting of the footage to police may have saved the child’s life.

Posley was arrested on Tuesday and released on a $2,000 bond from the Seminole County Jail.

Child Protective Services took the child from her custody.

Woman seen slapping infant on Instagram post charged with child abuse

A Sanford woman was detained on Tuesday after police got tips about an Instagram post depicting her harming a tiny child, according to police.

Tya Posley, 23, was arrested when police arrived at his residence on Windridge Circle on Tuesday morning to investigate a report of probable child abuse.

The same officer received an email with the Instagram video attached minutes later.

The video shows Posley ranting and pointing at the one-year-old infant before hitting it across the face and back, according to her arrest report. The abuse has been going on for a year, according to the person who anonymously sent the video to authorities.

Posley was detained for child abuse without causing substantial bodily damage when police returned to her residence.

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