Georgia mom in custody after allegedly taking video dunking her baby in water

Laquanda Mosley
Laquanda Mosley

Credit: Spalding County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Spalding County Sheriff's Office

A Georgia mother was arrested Tuesday night after a video appeared to show her repeatedly dunking her infant child in water, officials said.

Laquanda Mosley, 27, was charged with aggravated assault with intent to murder, cruelty to children and making terroristic threats, according to the Griffin Police Department.

The 5-month-old who police allege was dunked into water by her mother Tuesday. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)
The 5-month-old who police allege was dunked into water by her mother Tuesday. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

She is allegedly the woman who filmed a disturbing video that went viral showing her 5-month-old baby Sienna being held upside down and partially submerged in water.

The child is safe, officials said.

The video, posted to Facebook by a man who identified himself as the cousin of the baby’s father, has been viewed more than 2.4 million times and shared more than 86,000 times. The video has since been taken down.

After the clip was posted, officers did a wellness check at Mosley’s home Tuesday night, Griffin police said in a news release. They found her with three children and took her into custody, police said.

A 5-month-old girl is OK after police said her mother recorded herself plunging the baby's head underwater.

The children have been placed into the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services.

Mosley is being held without bond ahead of a court appearance, according to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office.

The baby’s father, Kevin Dandridge, said Mosley sent him the video, threatening to kill the baby as retaliation against him.

“I was devastated,” Dandridge, who lives out of state, told Channel 2 Action News. “I really don't understand why she would do such a thing.”

Dandridge said they only posted the video because he did not know where Mosley lived. He told the news station that Mosley was angry with him over money and custody of their child.

The father's family started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the father, who lives in Minnesota, to make the trip to Georgia.

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