Couple videotaping an 18 month old toddler, forcibly making it smoke a marijuana pipe
Everyone in this video was arrested and charged. And that's something that might not have happened if the suspects had not videotaped their crime.
A Pataskala home was where prosecutors said the alarming event took place.
The tape and the crime were discovered when a camcorder was sold to a Columbus pawn shop. Hard to believe, it's harder to watch.
At first, it appeared a male was smoking marijuana through a pipe and a baby was playing nearby.
Then the unthinkable happens. The male, whom police said was 18-year-old Melvin Blevins, was seen passing the pipe to the baby. You see the 18-month-old little girl resist and video cut to black. But what was recorded next likely will stun you.
16-year-old Angel Dailey, identified by police, was seen holding the little girl. The male was seen placing the pipe in front of the child's mouth. Police believed the videotaped child to be Blevins' niece.
Police arrested 16-year-old Dailey. She was charged with child endangerment and corrupting another with drugs.
Blevins is in custody facing the federal charge of distributing narcotics to a person younger than 21.
Blevins was indicted with four other males -- including Angel's dad, Don Dailey --- on federal drug and weapons charges last month.
In March, Blevins was indicted in a drug bust that police said included more than $3 million in cash and more than a ton of marijuana.
The child is now 2 years old. Police believe the tape was recorded when she was 18 months old. Blevins will appear in federal court Friday to hear his charges and indictment.
Angel Dailey remains in a juvenile-detention center, Newsome reported. Earlier this month, she pleaded not guilty to charges of corrupting and endangering the child.
THEN THERE ARE THESE TWO...
Elizabeth Lyvers and John Robert Gray. The dimwitted Kentucky couple was arrested Sunday for felony child abuse after taking pictures of Lyvers's two-year-old son smoking pot. The pair was nabbed when an employee at the convenience store where Lyvers, 24, and Gray, 20, dropped off their film called cops after seeing the offending images. According to Bardstown police, one photo shows Gray holding a pipe to the child's mouth while an unidentified man--who is being sought--lights the pipe (after his arrest, Gray acknowledged that the device contained marijuana). Lyvers's son--and a one-year-old fathered by Gray--were removed from the couple's home by state child welfare officials. The below mug shots were taken by the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.