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Charges filed after video shows babysitters slapping, tormenting child with taser

CONWAY, Ark. — Three Conway, Arkansas babysitters were taken into custody after video of them slapping and tormenting a child was posted to social media.

Elyssia Watkins said she found out about the abuse after a friend showed her the horrifying Snapchat video on Monday. The video showed one of the teens activating a taser and pretending to poke the toddler with it. Scared, the child screams and reaches out looking for help.

In yet another video, another teen can be seen doing the child's hair. She then slaps the child in the back of the head.

The videos are covered with laughing emojis.

But police said the incident wasn't a laughing matter. They arrested the three teens and charged them with child endangerment. Police said they range in age from 15 to 17 years old.