A video of a couple having sex in public while a child sits next to them (video below) has drawn the attention of thousands of Internet commenters. A local police investigation has also reportedly been launched into the incident.
The video, which was filmed in a park at the river beach of Tabuao near the town of Paredes de Coura in northern Portugal, shows the couple having intercourse in broad daylight while a young girl sits next to them and other families play nearby, the Daily Mail reported.
In the video, a brunette woman is seen straddling and riding on top of a bare-chested man, who is lying on his back. A picnic blanket appears to have been laid out on the grass under the couple, and the woman uses a sarong to cover herself during the act. A girl with long brown hair sits in the grass next to them with her back to the camera.
At one point in the 11-minute video clip, the woman speaks to the girl as she bounces up and down on top of the man.
Footage of the incident was filmed by shocked onlookers and posted to the Internet. After local authorities in Paredes de Coura became aware of the video's existence, they contacted the Policia Judiciara, Portugal's national police agency, to open an investigation.
The Policia Judiciara are currently still trying to identify the couple in the video.
Social media posters responding to the Daily Mail article on Facebook have expressed their outrage over the video and condemned the couple for having sex in front of a minor.
"If they are doing that in public. God knows what that child sees in doors," one poster commented. "Absolutely disgusting. Poor poor child has no chance of a decent upbringing."
"I can not believe what i have just seen!" another commenter wrote. "This is vile & should not be done in front of that child! Should be ashamed to call them selves parents!"
According to other posts, the girl's biological father, who is not the man in the video, is shocked by the act and plans to file for full custody of the girl.
The article was posted to the Daily Mail's Facebook page on June 13 and has gone viral, with over 2,000 likes and 600 shares in just one hour. However, the Daily Mail removed the article from its Facebook page shortly after; it's unclear why the post was taken down.