Woman In Video That Went Viral Arrested On Child Abuse Charges – CBS Local

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LOCHBUIE, Colo. (CBS4) – A Denver woman who allegedly abused her child in an incident that was captured on home video has been arrested.

Weld County officials announced the arrest of Katrina Kennedy, 27, early Thursday afternoon.

Katrina Kennedy (credit: Weld County)

Katrina Kennedy (credit: Weld County)

Police arrested Kennedy in Denver on Wednesday, more than two weeks after the video was allegedly made in the Weld County town of Lochbuie, about 30 miles northeast of Denver.

The 16 minute long video, which was shot by Kennedy’s roommate while she still lived in Lochbuie last month, spread across social media. It shows a young boy screaming and crying while the alleged abuse took place. Kennedy is seen shouting obscenities at and acting aggressively towards the child.

Court documents indicate the boy was left with multiple bruises from his mother’s attacks. The mother hits the child and throws things at it in the video.

Weld County officials said they plan to charge Kennedy with three counts of child abuse, all misdemeanors.

Kennedy made an appearance before a Weld County judge via video on Thursday afternoon. Her bond was set at $3,000 and a protection order says she can’t have any contact with the boy or anyone under 18.

Woman In Video That Went Viral Arrested On Child Abuse Charges – CBS Local