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BPD investigating after local Snapchat video goes viral

Posted at 2:30 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 21:07:07-05

The Bakersfield Police Department is investigating after a local Snapchat video went viral over the weekend.

The video appears to show a female using derogatory language and simulating sexual motions with a toddler. Both the child and the female are clothed during the video.

You can view the clip here.

The video was originally posted to Snapchat before being recorded and shared by concerned parents to the Facebook page Bakersfield Connected. *

Joey and Sara Kingsby posted the video to the page after a relative saw it on Snapchat. They said they wanted to shed light on the what was happening to the child in hopes that it would be investigated.

BPD says they took a report of the incident and it's currently being reviewed by investigators to see if a crime occurred.

Multiple people also have reportedly reached out to child protective services regarding the video. We've reached out to the Kern County Department of Human Services for comment, but so far we have not heard back.

Snapchat has guidelines, an area to report others, and a safety center to help when it comes to inappropriate content on their platform. You can view the guidelines here, the area to report here, and the safety center here.