Boise man arrested after video of him striking toddler surfaces on Facebook

Issac Washington
Issac Washington Ada County Sheriff’s Office

A Boise man has been charged with felony injury to a child after a Facebook video showed him hitting his 14-month-old son, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Issac Washington, 21, was arrested Monday and is being held on a $250,000 bond.

On Sunday, a third party informed deputies of the Facebook video, in which Washington hits the toddler in the face and head while they watch television. Authorities then went to Washington’s residence near Victory Road and Five Mile Road, where Washington said he had just been playing with the boy. The child did not appear to be injured but did have red marks on his cheek and forehead, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The boy was taken into custody by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare after authorities declared him to be in imminent danger. Washington was arrested Monday after further investigation and is also charged with a parole violation.

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