Humble allegedly mother sends disturbing videos abusing her child

Janelle Peterkin

Broadnax, who is the sister of the child's father, said that she posted the video after calling the Humble Police Department to report it, but was told that she had called the wrong department.

Janelle Andrea Peterkin, 23, of Humble, appeared in court Monday on a charge of child endangerment in connection with the videotaped abuse, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The brother never received those messages because he was blocking Peterkin's calls, according to the station.

The videos allegedly show Peterkin torturing her son while hes strapped into a vehicle seat.

"My brother was watching TV and saw me on the news and thought it was for my other brother's baby until he heard his son cry", Broadnax said. "His eyes were rolling to the back of the head", said Broadnax. She allegedly took videos and photos of the abuse and sent the images to the baby's father.

Officers said they saw video of the toddler experiencing difficulty breathing as "an adult hand was seen stuffing a plastic bag" into his mouth and a photo of the boy "with a plastic bag over his head" tied in a knot, Click2Houston reported.

She was later released on $15,000 bond.

Broadnax said she called Peterkin after seeing the videos, asking why she hurt Jaiden.

The videos were not available on Broadnax's Facebook page Monday night.

Broadnax says she alerted police about the abuse.

Broadnax then took to social media, which led to the Humble Police Department's involvement. We promptly contacted Precinct 4 and gave them the information.

"Her craziness is what got her on the blocked list", Broadnax told KIAH.

"If you get within 200 feet of the child while this order is pending, she's going to have to bring that child to 701 San Jacinto to visit you because you're going to be in jail", the judge said.

"When originally called us, she did not have an address", Capt. Melinda Bradshaw said.

"She was so nonchalant with an "OK, I don't care" attitude, and she was saying it is her son, and that we did not do anything for the baby", Broadnax said.

Broadnax also wants her nephew to heal and never be harmed again.

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