Rosalee Gage Grey, Chief Executive Officer of the CPFSA
A mother has been charged with cruelty to a child as well as production and distribution of child pornography.
The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) said the child was placed in state care after an investigation carried out by detectives revealed that his mother was guilty of several offences under the Child Care and Protection Act.
The police say the investigation into the child's circumstances was launched last Wednesday, when a concerned citizen visited CISOCA's headquarters with the boy and made a complaint.
False reports were also reportedly circulated on social media that the five year old child was missing.
The child's mother was implicated in the investigation and subsequently arrested and charged.
She is a 27 year old resident of a Kingston 11 address.
She is scheduled to appear before the Kingston & St. Andrew Parish Court on June 14.
The police are appealing to Jamaicans to desist from circulating false information and be responsible in their posting.
The public is also being reminded that it is an offence to produce, circulate or partake in child pornography.
Rosalee Gage Grey, Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), told RJR News that reports of child pornography in Jamaica are not unusual.
She said the court will decide what happens next with the child involved in the incident.