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Florida Mom Kicks, Throws 3-Year-Old Son Down Hallway in Doorbell-Cam Video: Police

Florida Mom Kicks, Throws Son Down Hallway: Police
Source: Miami-Dade Corrections; MEGA

Yulia Storozhuk is charged with child abuse.

Nov. 4 2023, Published 1:02 p.m. ET

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Disturbing video has emerged that allegedly shows a woman kicking and throwing her 3-year-old son, and now she's been arrested, police said.

Yulia Storozhuk, 29, of Sunny Isle Beach, Florida, was arrested on Oct. 31 on two counts of child abuse, reported.

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The video begins with what appears to be the woman screaming at the child who appears to be walking in from either an entryway or hallway. The woman then points toward a hallway as the toddler walks toward her. WTVJ-TV has video here.

The woman then walks toward the boy and shoves him with one hand in the chest, and he rapidly falls on his back. The clip then appears to lapse before showing another frame in which the woman picks up the child with both hands and throws him into a hallway.

Then the woman proceeds toward the hallway and appears to twice kick the child, who is on the ground, before rolling him over on the ground. She then appears to kick him down the hallway.

According to police, the footage was caught on a doorbell camera.

Police say they arrested Storozhuk on Oct. 31 after a neighbor reported the suspected abuse to authorities.

According to WTVJ-TV, police said Storozhuk was yelling at the child because he "wasn't listening." The incident allegedly occurred at the woman's condo located in Sunny Isle Beach.

“I observed redness on the victim’s right cheek and right forehead along with bruising on his right forearm and left knee,” the arrest report states. “Scratches were also observed on his stomach and on his back.”

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Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Edward Santiago told Local 10 that the video angered him.

“This is not gonna be tolerated, ever. Ever,” he said. “When I saw the video (I was) very angry and we’re not gonna tolerate this. There’s consequences and you’re gonna pay the consequences for this.”

The Florida Department of Children and Families is investigating the incident as well.

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According to Local 10, Storozhuk spoke through a Russian interpreter in court, telling a judge that she was a single mother who moved there to escape the war in Ukraine.

“I am very sorry, I’m a single mom,” Storozhuk said. “It was the only time I let my emotions take better of me. And I never abused my child, this only happened once.”

The judge ordered Storozhuk to not have contact with her son. Storozhuk was being held on a bond of $10,000.


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