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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – An Evansville, Indiana couple are charged with neglect after police say they found cell phone videos allegedly showing the woman’s 1-year-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

According to the Evansville Courier & Press, the child’s mother, Toni Wilson, 22, and Michael L. Barnes, 19, face charges of child neglect and recklessness with a deadly weapon.

Police say they found the videos after Barnes was arrested for allegedly trying to sell a gun to an undercover officer.

In the videos, the girl holds a gun as a man and woman encourage her to say “pow,” “bang” and “shoot,” police said.

Wilson said the gun was a pellet gun, but police said it was a .40-caliber handgun.

Barnes is not the father of the 12-month-old girl.

However, is the father of 1-month-old twins.

All three children are in protective custody.

Barnes is being held without bond, according to jail records.