Memphis mother charged with child neglect after Instagram post showed daughter waxing clients. What to know

A mother was arrested in Memphis and accused of endangering her young daughter by having the child assist in hair removal for adult clients.

Jasmine Moss, 30, was arrested Monday on a charge of child neglect after posting pictures of her 5-year-old daughter assisting her with waxing adult clients. The pictures were posted on Moss' professional Instagram account for the hair removal business.

Here is what we know about the case.

Instagram post led to series of complaints to Memphis police

On Feb. 15, the Memphis Police Department received a series of complaints from local city members regarding posts on social media showing images of a young girl, stated an arrest affidavit. In these images, posted on Instagram by Moss, a young girl is seen applying hot wax to the pubic area of adults. Moss owns and operates her own hair removal business which is believed to be operated out of her Memphis home.

The images led to a joint investigation involving the Memphis Police Department and the Department of Child Services.

Why did her Instagram post cause backlash and an investigation?

There were a number of upset residents who found the images disturbing. People were also disturbed by the number of people the daughter had been around.

In the Instagram post, Moss wrote that her daughter had participated in the waxing of twenty-four clients over a span of time exceeding eight hours, the arrest affidavit states.

The Instagram post has since been deleted after going viral and prompting severe backlash. Memphis police asked that people do not download or share the images.

When was the mother arrested?

A warrant was issued on Friday, charging Moss with child neglect. On Monday, the warrant was served and Moss was arrested.

What's next?

Moss is currently in jail. There has been no bond set.

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis mother charged after Instagram post of daughter waxing clients