Source: Jasson Melo/Instagram
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January 22, 2016 01:35 PM

A New York City man has been arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend and then forcing her to walk down the streets of Harlem naked.

A police source confirms to PEOPLE that Jasson Melo, 24, was detained on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in their apartment. Police say the couple’s toddler was at home at the time of the incident.

The source says that Melo allegedly threatened to kill the unnamed woman before forcing her to strip. Police say Melo instructed the 22-year-old woman to go outside on the street in nothing but a towel.

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Authorities allege Melo filmed his girlfriend walking down the street, later ripping the towel from her body. The video footage was posted online and has since gone viral.

Melo has been charged with choking, child abuse, assault and coercion.

He is being held on an unspecified amount of bail and has not yet entered a plea to the charges against him.

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