Man 'shocked' over Youtube kid video arrest

Josh Eastman

August 26, 2010 11:55:00 AM PDT
A Connecticut man arrested on allegations he coached his 8-year-old neighbor to swear and posted a video of it on YouTube says he is shocked the toddler's family turned him in to the police.

Thirty-four-year-old Josh Eastman of Bridgeport said Thursday he did not encourage the boy to spew profanity and recorded the clip because the child developed a reputation in the neighborhood for swearing.

Police say Eastman was arrested and charged with impairing the morals of a child after the boy's mother alerted authorities of the clip titled "Swearing Kid." He posted $2,500 bail and is due in court Sept. 8.

Eastman said his family and the boy's were friendly, and he would have taken the video down if they had asked.

A Bridgeport police spokesman said the video has been taken down.