Can a woman beat her young children mercilessly? Many people will not believe that child beating still regularly takes place in this part of the world despite tough laws regarding it.
The way Rachel Pietro, a 26-year old resident of a Baltimore County, Maryland mother beat up her young children, took the breath away from millions of people across the world. A video that has gone viral since then, the woman is seen beating two of her young children.
Now it has transpired that it was the woman herself who took the footage and posted in a chat group. Later a man, Devon Macijeski, shared the same video on Facebook page. On Facebook, Pietro also goes by the name Rachel Weber.
Now a report in the WBAL-TV says the woman “was charged with two counts of second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault in connection with the recorded abuse”.
While introducing her on the social networking site, the woman has claimed that she was a stripper in the past. Besides, she also says that she is married with four children, including a “daughter with wings.”
Though the video is very short, merely 23 second of footage, it shows how mercilessly she was beating the child and how the girl was trying to hide from her own mother. While trying to find a way to beat the girl, she hits a boy in the head as she shouts something about “beat these kids to death.”
It is being said that the child beating video went viral on social media giant Facebook shortly after it was posted by Macijeski.
Authorities claim that they have confirmed that the footage was shot by the woman herself. “The investigation showed she shot the video. She told us she shot it as a ploy to get her husband to come home and take care of her and she was angry and upset at the children at the time she shot the video” said she