A video of a couple having sex in public while a child sits next to them (video below) drew attention of thousands of internet commenters, prompting a local police investigation.
The video, filmed in a park at the river beach of Tabuao near the town of Paredes de Coura in northern Portugal, shows the couple having sex while a young girl can be seen sitting next to them, the Daily Mail reported.
In the video, a brunette woman is 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 is sitting with her back to the camera, next to the couple.
At one point in the 11-minute clip, which was filmed by concerned residents, the woman speaks to the girl as she bounces up and down on top of the man.
After local authorities became aware of the video, they contacted the Policia Judiciara -- Portugal's national police agency -- to open an investigation.
The Policia Judiciara also attempted to identify the couple in the video.
Viewers responding to the Daily Mail article on Facebook 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 viewer 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 father -- who is not the man in the video -- was 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 quickly went viral, with over 2,000 likes and 600 shares in one hour. The Daily Mail removed the article from its Facebook page shortly after; it's unclear why the post was taken down.