Chattanooga mom charged with child abuse after viral video showing her smoking with baby

A Chattanooga police report says several neighbors then came to the apartment and showed police clips of the 30 minute video where Sexton shook the infant, picked her up by the arm, and dropped her. (Image: Hamilton Co. Jail, MGN)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Chattanooga mother is charged with aggravated child abuse after a Facebook live video reportedly showing her smoking with her one-month-old baby went viral on Facebook.



According to an arrest report, Chattanooga Police responded to the Bayberry Apartments Sunday evening after several people alerted them to the video.

According to the affidavit, Tybresha Sexton told police the reports weren't true and allowed an officer to check the infant.

The officer says Sexton had a heavy odor of alcohol on her breath and made irrational statements.

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The report says several neighbors then came to the apartment and showed police clips of the 30 minute video where Sexton shook the infant, picked her up by the arm, and dropped her.

According to the affidavit Sexton loudly said she, "didn't want that f***in' baby anyway," and she "already told them that."

The arrest report says the infant is now with Sexton's mother.