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Middle River woman charged with child abuse after video goes viral

Middle River woman charged with child abuse after video goes viral

A Middle River woman was arrested and charged Tuesday with child abuse and assault after a video that Baltimore County police say appears to show her apparently striking two young children went viral on social media last week.

Rachel Marie Pietro, 26, of the first block of Cool Breeze Drive, faces two counts of second-degree child abuse and two counts of second-degree assault, according to court documents. She had no attorney listed in court records, and no phone number was listed for her address.

The video, which was posted on YouTube and other social media platforms, appears to show a woman striking a child on a bed, then flipping the child over and striking the child on the...

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