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Man Arrested After Kneeling On 2-Year-Old’s Neck For ‘BLM Now’ Photo

Moorefield, OH – An Ohio parolee is back in jail after a photo that showed him kneeling on the neck of a two-year-old boy surfaced on social media.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) launched an investigation into the image on July 21, WHIO reported.

The photo showed the shirtless man as he kneeled on the back of the toddler’s neck.

The child, who was lying on his stomach with someone holding his hands behind his back, appeared to be crying, WHIO reported.

The toddler was wearing nothing but a diaper.

“Blm now, mf,” the photo caption read, according to The Washington Times.

“Two divisions of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office immediately began an investigation to determine the location of the incident and the identities of the individuals involved,” the CCSO said in a statement, according to WKEF.

Investigators were able to make contact with the boy and his mother, who was unaware of the photo prior to meeting with police.

The boy was transported to the hospital for an evaluation, and was not found to have been injured as a result of the situation that was depicted in the photo, WKEF reported.

Police also made contact with the suspect, 20-year-old parolee Isaiah Jackson, and arrested him on an Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Parole Authority holder.

The nature of Jackson’s relationship with the victim and the victim’s mother has not been released.

CCSO Lieutenant Kristopher Shultz said that investigators have submitted their findings to the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office, which will determine the “scope and breadth of the felony changes” that Jackson might face in connection with the incident, according to WHIO.

CCSO said in a Facebook post on Thursday that investigators “are continuing to compile evidence related to several other persons who were directly involved” in the incident.

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Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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