Teen sticks toe in baby’s mouth, gets police attention

A teen posted a photo on social media of sticking a toe in a baby's mouth (from WSPA).

GAFFNEY, S.C. – A teenager snapped a photo of her toe stuck in a 7-month-old baby’s mouth at a home where the child was being cared for and posted the photo on social media, police said.

Police said the 15-year-old took the photo when she went to the home on West Buford Street to visit the homeowner’s daughter. Police said the 15-year-old is not related to the baby seen in the photo.

The South Carolina Department of Social Services is involved in the investigation. It is looking into whether the home, which was not registered with the state, needed a license.

Police are looking into whether other children were being cared for in the home.

Police said the case will be referred to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, which could send the case to the family court.

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