Texas mother allegedly sends disturbing videos abusing her child

"The video I sent to the police, she had a plastic bag, she was stuffing it down his throat", Broadnax said. "Officers also saw another still picture of the complainant. with a plastic bag over his head, covering the face and tying it in a knot".

A judge granted a protective order preventing Peterkin from being within 200 feet of the child.

Broadnax, the sister of the baby's father, said Peterkin apparently sent her the videos because the boy's father had a new girlfriend.

She was released on $15,000 bail this week and ordered not to come within 200 ft. of her son, who is under the watch of family members.

When Peterkin told the judge her mother was coming to pick her up from jail with the baby in tow, the judge gave her a stern warning, saying she'd have to find another ride, according to KPRC. The alleged abuse was recorded in a parking lot near the Eastex Freeway.

The boy's aunt, Ra'Neicha Broadnax, says that in recent days she received videos and pictures from Peterkin also showing the child being slapped and burned on the hand with a lighter. Prosecutors said she failed to get the child medical care. Peterkin said she wants to tell her side of the story.

Broadnax said her brother, who has three children, had no idea his son was being abused. He is Jaiden's father, and had blocked Peterkin on his cell phone.

Broadnax said the videos quickly drew attention online.

The aunt said she began posting the upsetting images and videos on social media and claimed that the Humble Police Department was not taking the calls for help seriously. Within an hour, local police contacted her, she told Valley Central.

A Humble police spokeswoman told the Chronicle that cops had to track down Peterkin's address in another jurisdiction.

But after watching the videos Broadnax forwarded them, the case was handed over to Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables, who conducted an interview. After that, she was flooded with responses from law enforcement from all over the US, she said.

Pictured video stills that Jamelle Peterkin had sent relatives. "We can't investigate something in somebody else's jurisdiction".

Vanessa Coleman