MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman was arrested after police say two videos were posted to social media that showed her raping a four-year-old child.
It all came to light on Monday when police received a tip about the videos being shared online.
According to officers, the first video showed a woman push a small child to the ground, remove his pants and then perform a sex act on him. The second reportedly showed the child attempting to engage in a different act on the same adult female.
The woman in that video was identified by police as Tamara Marion. She was arrested on Tuesday and charged with rape of a child and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.
The relationship between Marion and the child was not released.
Both acts were recorded, but it’s unclear if there will be anymore arrests.
“Kids who are dealing with unresolved trauma after sexual abuse can go on to have life long challenges and problems,” said Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s Executive Director Virginia Stallworth.
She said her team works to help children who have been abused.
“Kids are resilient. If we can get them the treatment they need, they can move on with their lives,” she said.
She said in 2014, a study showed that one out of five adults surveyed in Shelby County admitted to being sexually abused as a child. That’s twice the national average.
It’s one reason why the center offers free training for adults called Stewards of Children.
“This is about understanding the behavior of perpetrators and the groom and manipulation tactics they use, so you know the red flags,” she said.
If you’re interested in the training click here.