According to an incident report released by the Atlanta Police Department, the video appeared to show the boy with his hair shaved past the hairline and the letters “GA” cropped through his hair.
Reports say a man can be seen in the video yelling at the child and punching him on the head, saying, “You always do gay shit. You think I cut your head off without right? ” The report says the man then slapped the child on the side of the head while holding the top of the child’s head with his other hand.
There were two more videos, according to the incident report. including one with the child stating that he was not abused and another that showed the child – with an altered hairline and “Gay” written on the side – being teased.
The child was identified and placed in the care of Georgia Division of Family & Children Services the following night, the statement said. His age has not been disclosed.
Police identified the suspects as 19-year-old Lorkeyla Jamia Spencer; Brittney Monique Mills, 35; and Jordan Jarrode Richards-Nwankwo, 18. All three were arrested Friday and taken into custody at the Fulton County Jail, according to court documents and the statement.
According to Chafee, all three have been charged with child cruelty, while Richards-Nwankwo has also been charged with drums. Chafee said the relationship between the suspects and the victim is withheld for reasons of confidentiality.
According to Tracy Flanagan of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Spencer and Mills are still in jail Monday night on bail set at $ 40,000 each. Richards-Nwankwo posted $ 50,000 bail and was released from jail on Sunday.
As of Monday night, Spencer had no attorneys listed in his court and prison records. CNN has reached out to Mills public defender Eric Cho for comment. CNN has also reached out to Richards-Nwankwo’s attorney, Gift Nwankwo, for comment.
“The behavior in this social media post was difficult to watch and is absolutely unacceptable,” the Atlanta Police statement said. “We appreciate the number of people who have reported this matter to us and for those who have provided information as to where it took place. Our investigators have worked hard to identify those involved and to gather the evidence necessary to place each behind bars and are grateful for their work. “