Hospital workers in hot water over Snapchat video, picture calling newborns ‘mini Satans'

By CNN , Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A group of hospital employees in Florida are facing potential criminal charges after posting videos of newborns online.

Staff members from Naval Hospital Jacksonville could be seen in a Snapchat video making a newborn baby dance while rap music blared in the background.

"That baby could have been seriously injured all because she wanted to be popular on social media," Regina Wortmann, a parent who saw the video, said.

A picture was also posted on social media showing the staff member making an obscene hand gesture with a caption that said: "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

"I would be pretty angry if that was my child. Lord knows what I would do," one woman said after seeing the video.

The hospital apologized on Facebook, calling the posts "outrageous."

The statement read in part:

"We have identified the staff members involved. They have been removed from patient care and they will be handled by the legal system and military justice."

Law and safety expert Dale Carson said the workers "should be punished in some way."

Carson said he believes this is a case of child abuse.

"It is clearly a HIPAA violation. The U.S. Navy and their medical system at NASJax can probably be sued over that," Carson said.

The hospital also said in a statement that the workers in the video were not nurses but junior enlisted corpsmen.

They also said the parents of the babies were notified.

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