An abused child whose ordeal was audio recorded and posted on social media, has received medical attention and is currently in the care of his mother.
Two recordings totalling 47 seconds were posted, along with a photograph of the alleged perpetrator.
“The child has been removed from the situation,” the Director of the Division of Human Services, Beverly-Ann Poyotte, told St Lucia Times.
Poyotte disclosed that the mother of the approximately two-year old male is assisting the police with investigations into the matter.
A probe was launched after an audio recording of an adult male chastising the child was posted on social media.
In the recording the adult launches into an expletive-filled tirade, punctuated by the sound of lashes and outcries from the minor.
The adult is upset because the child defecates in the home and orders the minor to clean up the mess.
The incident is reported to have occurred in Castries.
But it was not immediately clear when it happened.