Image: Josh Eastman
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Police photo shows Josh Eastman, arrested on allegations he coached his 8-year-old neighbor to swear, then posted a video of it on YouTube.
updated 8/26/2010 4:34:59 PM ET 2010-08-26T20:34:59

A Connecticut man arrested on allegations he coached his 8-year-old neighbor to swear and posted a video of it on YouTube says he's shocked the child's family turned him in to police.

Thirty-four-year-old Bridgeport resident Josh Eastman said Thursday he didn't encourage the boy to spew profanity and recorded the clip because the boy developed a reputation in the neighborhood for swearing.

Police say Eastman was charged with impairing the morals of a child after the boy's mother alerted authorities of a clip titled "Swearing Kid." Eastman posted $2,500 bail and is due in court Sept. 8.

Eastman says his relatives and the boy's were friendly and he would have taken the video down if they had asked.

A police spokesman says the video has been removed.

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