Mom Accused of Abusing Infant & Texting Video of the Whole Thing to Dad

Kellie ParkKellie ParkI just read a detailed list of the content of child abuse videos that cops in Connecticut are saying a mother sent via text message to her baby daughter's biological father. I'm shaking. The allegations are so cruel and twisted, I can only think of one reason they would have happened. Kellie Park was trying to get caught.

She allegedly sent 50-some text messages to Erick Vece, and eight videos showing her physically and verbally abusing her 10-month-old baby. If it's true, the act of texting could be the best thing that could have happened to her daughter. Not the abuse. Of COURSE not the abuse.

Having someone tilt a 10-month-old child's pack and play so they fall out on the floor, pour food over a baby girl's head, or any of the other horrific things police say they saw in eight abuse videos Park allegedly sent to Vece is not GOOD. But if even one of those videos represents what life was like for that child while living with Park, it's good that police now have the power to get that poor kid out of there.

How many times have you turned on the TV news or powered up your web browser and come across a story of a child who was subjected to unspeakable horrors over years and years? When I see that, I always wonder, what if someone had stopped this at the beginning? What if there was a way to snatch a child from their abuser at the very first sign of abuse?

In that sense, I can't help but wonder: could the texting, the thing that got Kellie Park arrested, be the thing that saved this child?

We don't know how long the abuse might have been going on in Park's home. The videos cops say she sent to Vece might have simply represented the tip of the iceberg. But now Park is facing charges of risk of injury to a minor, cruelty to persons, threatening in the second the degree, and assault in the third degree. And perhaps more importantly, Vece and Park's little girl is SAFE. She's out of that home, been observed at a hospital and released, and she's living with her maternal grandmother while the court system deals with her mom.

The best situation would have been if this little girl was never hurt at all.

But sadly, we live in a country where there are too many adults who do not understand the immense privilege they have when they become parents. I'd like to think that as many of them can be arrested and their children rescued sooner rather than later.

What do you think of this whole twisted tale?

 

Image via West Haven Police

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nonmember avatar KateG

Why wasn't the child released to her biological father?

Heath... HeatherMazzone

^ I was wondering the same thing? I have a 9 month old daughter and this hits close to home, it makes me sick. I hope they fry her ass. There's a special place in hell for people like her.

Nadia85 Nadia85

Protective services is probably trying to figure out why it took so many texts for the father to report it!!

Desir... Desireesmom2011

Probably because the grandmother wanted to take her and the father agreed or she was just better suited. Also I just read the article and it broke my heart. I still can't believe people could do things like this to children especially their own children. I say lock her up and throw away the key.


 

Desir... Desireesmom2011

Nadia if you read the article he was in the store and left his phone in the car and didn't check it untill he got home.

the4m... the4mutts

Along with the author, I am shaking after reading this.

I can barely form a sentence, much less describe the hatred I feel for this woman.

I suffer from manic depression, and have never abused my children. Reading the grandmothers statements about "well she's bipolar" make me sick.

There is no excuse for this psychotic behavior, NONE.

Even if you're a pychopath, you do not hurt your children, taunt them, tease them, or treat them like they're worthless or beneath you.

I hate that bitch. I hate her.

Jennifer Smith

"mom" looks young enough that daddy might not be in the best position to raise his little girl, we don't know his situation. Hopefully, grandma keeps baby away from "mom" until mom gets the help she needs (and I mean keep her away forever if that is what it takes). And I hope the fact that "mom" looks like a spoiled rotten petulant selfish brat is because she was just one of those kids that end up that way no matter how you raise them, because if that isn't the case, her little girl might be on the same path in grandma's hands. "mom" looks like the sort that loves to dress up baby and play with baby, but after a time gets jealous of baby and the fact that everyone pays more attention to baby than to her, almost like a case of sibling rivalry getting out of hand than a healthy mother/child relationship. "mom" has the flat dead eyes you see in so many mugshots were the person pictured has offended multiple times and doesn't seem to get that what they did is wrong, or even care that they have hurt another person with their actions. And I say "mom" because she didn't act like a mom, but she is the woman who gave birth to the baby, and I want to be nice this morning. devil mini

nonmember avatar cynthia

Desireesmom2011 No where in the article does it say anything about his phone being in the car.

cynth... cynthia2012

Thats the way I read it also cherlygirlie

ARmomOf3 ARmomOf3

pull up her FB page, her family is gettin all defensive of her. saying its a "big misunderstanding" and threatening to kick people's asses if you bash her. effin ridiculous. 

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