Mom Videotaped Abuse of Infant: Cops

Police say Kellie Park threw food at her 10-month-old baby and assaulted the child

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    West Haven Police
    Kellie Park, is accused of tormenting her 10-month-old child and videotaping the incidents.

    A West Haven mother is accused of tormenting and abusing her 10-month old baby, and videotaping the incidents.

    Police arrested Kellie Park, 20, last week, after the baby's father contacted authorities.

    According to police, the videos show Park berating and assaulting the infant. In one video, Park is heard telling the baby to "eat stuff off the floor, this is what your dad wants to make me do", police said.

    In another, the baby is seen screaming and crying in a high chair as Park asks if the infant is hungry, while throwing food at the child. Police say Park can be seen taking the baby from the high chair and putting the infant in a portable crib and shaking the crib, causing the child to fall out. She can be heard saying "shake it up" on the video.

    Park texted the videos to the baby's father, who immediately contacted police. She was arrested June 20.

    According to police, Park also sent text messages to the father.

    The texts included "ill *** break her face", "ill beat her **** face in" and "i love abusing this kid", according to police.

    Park was charged with third-degree assault, cruelty to persons, risk of injury and threatening. 

    The day police learned of the videos and texts, officers had responded to Park's residence earlier in the day after she attempted to kill herself, according to authorities.

    The baby was taken to the hospital for an evaluation and then placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

    Park is being held on $50,000 bond.  She is due back in court July 11.