BEIRUT: A worker at a Lebanese orphanage abusing a young boy has taken social media by storm after a video surfaced online.
The footage, captured from a cell phone, shows the female worker dangling the boy from a balcony amidst the young boy's screams.
The Association For Welfare Social Development orphanage, located in Tripoli, released a statement maintaining that the "incident took place over three months ago," and that the boy in question "is a troublemaker who attempted to climb down the balcony to recover a football."
The statement goes on to state that the orphanage has had a clean record since it opened in 1969, with this incident being the first complaint filed against it.
The relevant authorities are now conducting an independent investigation.
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