Mum charged for smoking into newborn's face on Facebook Live

She also shook the baby

Editor / October 04 2019

A shocking 43-second clip of the livestream, posted by another user, apparently shows Sexton lighting up with one hand and casually holding up her 1-month-old with the other. It’s unclear what she was smoking.

At one point, she can be seen shaking the girl, while viewers urge her to stop.

“She gone kill that baby,” one person wrote.

Watch: Mother blows smoke in newborn's face


When police turned up to Sexton’s, she told them the reports weren’t true and allowed them to check on the child.

It’s reported that police officers also noted a heavy scent of alcohol on the woman’s breath.

WTVC reported that an affidavit states how Sexton ‘didn’t want that f****n’ baby anyway.’

 The woman has been charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, as well as child abuse. She was booked at Hamilton County Sheriff's Court with a $100,000 charge. 

Sexton is due to appear in court on October 4. It’s reported the child is currently staying with Sexton’s mother.

Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.