Affidavit: Video of woman hitting child leads to arrest

 Credit: Weld County District Attorney's Office
Credit: Weld County District Attorney's Office (KKTV)
Published: May. 19, 2016 at 1:13 PM MDT
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A woman is facing several child abuse charges after she was allegedly filmed hitting a small child.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by 11 News, in early May a man told Lochbuie, Colorado police that he received a "video from a friend" showing the suspect beating her child. He knew the suspect's name, but said he didn't know where she lived. He showed the video to Officer A.C. Ramirez, who wrote in the affidavit that he "recognized the voice from previous contacts," and knew the origin of the video.

Ramirez said he then found the woman who shot the video. The witness told him that she didn't turn the video over to police because she was scared of the suspect.

Nine days later, on May 18, the Lochbuie Police Department arrested Katrina Flores Kennedy for alleged child abuse. The Weld County District Attorney's Office said Thursday that they planned to charge Flores Kennedy with child abuse-knowingly/recklessly causing bodily injury, child abuse-permitted a child to be placed in situation posing a threat, and attempted child abuse-knowingly/recklessly causing bodily injury.

All charges are misdemeanors.

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