BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Baltimore County Police Department investigation into a viral video depicting child abuse is ongoing, according to a news release.

Detectives in the Crimes Against Children Unit began an investigation this morning, after the viral video surfaced on YouTube and other social media platforms of a woman and several children.

The investigation focuses on a household in the Essex/Middle River area.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Police say the children have been transferred to the care of the Department of Social Services.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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