A police hunt has been launched to try find a woman who was filmed using her backside to crush and suffocate an inconsolable toddler.
The clip, which has been circulating on social media, shows the woman sitting on a little girl's head to stop her crying.
The child becomes more upset but the woman seems unconcerned as she wraps her legs around the youngster and sits forcefully on her back.
Later, she turns the girl over and locks her movement with her legs.
The video has been widely shared within the community of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
Facebook has chosen to leave the disturbing clip online in the hope it helps police track the woman down.
Corpus Christi Police Department shared the clip and stressed that the woman has an easily-identifiable tattoo on her left ankle.
Following an investigation, they posted an update on Monday and found out the incident did not occur in Corpus Christi but in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
It read: "This video was posted on a local Facebook group and ultimately found its way to us.
"Since then we have actively attempted to identify the suspect, child, and location of the incident so that this incident can be addressed.
"At this time all indications are that the incident did not occur in our jurisdiction and that it occurred in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
"We have also received information that this incident may have happened over a year ago."
Officers are working to identify the exact location where the assault happened and they have contacted the Child Protection Services equivalent in Mexico to launch an investigation.
They shared photos of suspected women with tattoos on their ankles to help the search.
One said: "I can’t find the post but, on one of the links to this video it was shared from an older woman from Nuevo Leon and she is now living in Corpus!
"Just wondering if anyone seen the link and if she could be related to the family?"
Corpus Christi Police replied in the comment: "The female that shared the video was not the originator of the video and we did contact her that night and ruled her out."
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