Police arrest Virginia mother over disturbing photo of son

Police Arrest Virginia Mother Over Disturbing Photo Of Son

This is the photo that got one Virginia mom thrown behind bars.

Alexis Breeden, 18, has been charged with felony child abuse after Spotsylvania police got word of the picture, showing her 14-month-old son hanging by his shirt from a hook, on Facebook.

"We received a lot of comments on it. People were horrified. The baby's father and mother had an argument. In retaliation the father posted this on Facebook to get the mother in trouble."

Facebook arrest
See Gallery
Police arrest Virginia mother over disturbing photo of son

The father, identified as 18-year-old Anthony Welch, was not involved in the alleged abuse. Investigators say Breeden took the picture sometime in early September and even posted the photo on her *own* page, saying she was "just playing around."

Fortunately the child was not harmed in the incident. Breeden has since posted bond and is not allowed to spend time with her son alone.

Facebook Photo Leads to Mother's Arrest

More from AOL
Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walks
Woman accidentally gives wedding ring away with Halloween candy
Sesame Street marks 45th birthday
Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.