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Posted: July 23, 2015

Warrant issued for man who recorded disturbing child abuse video

FOX13 - Memphis, Tenn.

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A warrant has been issued for Christian Banks, father of the newborn in a disturbing child abuse video that circulated Facebook, MyFoxMemphis reported Thursday.

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Banks told the station Tuesday he recorded the 13-minute video where two-week-old Christian Moore’s mother, Faith Moore, is seen throwing the infant and telling her other six-year-old daughter to throw him. The incident happened July 17.

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Following the ordeal, Faith was taken by Memphis police to Lakeside for a mental evaluation. She was released a short time later.

According to the warrant, Banks is wanted for two counts of Aggravated Child Abuse.

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Baby Christian’s grandmother Lily Moore said her daughter Faith was taken back to Lakeside after a minor episode earlier this week.

Lily also said there will be a hearing next Tuesday to determine who will receive custody of baby Christian.

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MyFoxMemphis reported this is not Banks’ first run-in with police.

In October 2007, according to an affidavit, he was charged with Domestic Assault-Bodily Harm for punching an ex-girlfriend in the face and pushing her to the ground because she ended their two month relationship.

On February 3 this year, he was charged again with Domestic Assault-Bodily Harm for hitting Faith with a phone hard enough to bruise her.

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