Man behind the camera of viral child abuse video is wanted by police

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police are searching for the man they say recorded a child abuse video that went viral on the internet.

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Christian Banks.

The 28-year-old will be charged with aggravated child abuse neglect and endangerment.

WREG first showed you just parts of the horrifying video that made the rounds on social media.

In the video, you could see a Memphis mother who appeared to be having a mental breakdown and roughly handled her 19-day-old child.

At one point, she even threw him across the room.

The children in the video were eventually taken from the home.

Police said Banks, the baby’s father, called 911 before he started rolling.

After 12 minutes, he finally got the baby.

The Deputy District Attorney General Jennifer Nichols told WREG Banks could face up to 15 years in prison for not doing something.

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Christian Banks
Christian Banks
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